Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017 — Puzzle

Introduction

Today I expect to be travelling somewhere in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland where I may or may not have Internet access. If and when I have the opportunity to post the puzzle, I will do so. However, in the meantime, the forum is open for discussion.

I invite you to leave a comment to let us know how you fared with the puzzle.

Post Script

I spent the weekend in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Internet access at our B&B quit on Friday and never returned so I was unable to post the puzzle until now. Here is the June 3 puzzle from Cox & Rathvon.

Signing off for now — Falcon

13 comments:

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  2. Fortunately, we have a fairly straightforward puzzle today. Had to look up ski turns for 2d, but otherwise no problems.

    Enjoy your trip in beautiful Ireland, Falcon.

    We are enjoying a perfect June day here in London, Ontario.

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  3. Good morning,

    Most of this went straight in for me. I too was held up a bit by 2d. Two are posing a problem for me: the answer to 20d seems obvious but I can't parse it; 15d so far has me beaten.

    The Giant's Causeway in NI is well worth a look Falcon if you get up that way. I hope you have a terrific holiday!

    Weather is indeed perfect here in London, Ontario.

    Have a good day all!

    Peter

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    1. @Peter
      20d would seem to be outlaw; parsing for the other half we have a gang followed by the person who is sought in a game of hide and seek and has the label ...

      15d - I did look up the pool ball names. After the cross letters are in, the answer follows. Parses as what cats cough up eating an orange.

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    2. Thanks Carl. I always for get about "it" connexion to hide-and-seek.

      The answer you suggest did occur to me but oouldn't make out the reference to orange. I think the answer is a different colour.

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  4. Safe travels, Falcon!
    I haven't found a way access the puzzle anywhere else online so will just wish everyone else happy puzzling and a good weekend.

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    1. Hi Carola!
      e-mail me at 4470tucanact@gmail.com
      and I can send you (or anyone else) a pdf of the puzzle.
      Henry

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    2. Henry, thank you! I have done so.

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  5. Hi everyone!
    I picked up a copy of the Post and finished off the puzzle. I have an answer for 24d but can't figure out how it parses (I am using 'took a drag' as the primary indicator).
    Henry

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    1. Hi Henry,

      I think you have the right definition. The clue is a word for 'excited' (used by snowboarders amongst others) minus its first letter (after commencement).

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    2. Thanks, Peter. I hadn't thought of that word. Good call.

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  6. Hi again, all,
    This one was enjoyably "just right" for me - offering some resistance but doable in the end. I had to rely on pattern recognition for 2d and spent some time on after-the-fact parsing on17a, 26a and 20d.

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  7. Hello Falcon and company,
    Thank you to Henry who provided me the PDF. Lots of games being played here and pretty easy puzzle overall. The only one that I had to look up was 2d - definitely a new word for me.

    Happy travels Falcon!
    Cheers,
    MG

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