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Bonus Puzzles

28 November, 2012

As threatened, here’s a bonus puzzle or two to help you cope with the heat, and crazy electrical weather. The first is from our own RK, whose blog has her tenth puzzle to enjoy – a breezy themer to get you started. (And look for RK’s byline in The Big Issue in late December, another reason to purchase the title, aside from appeasing your moral conscience.)

Moving onto a mainstream brain-bender, this Times puzzle below is the first in a recent tournament to separate the doyens from the duffers. (I managed somewhere in between.) See how you fare, and feel free to comment on both offerings in the forum, or over at RK’s crib.

And a big thanks to Anthony for supplying the Times, one of three to be served up in coming weeks. If you see other such treats, send them along.

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