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Occasional blogger - frequently puzzled.
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MPP XXXiv
We planned MPP xxxiv to be a couple of weeks after the end of
IPP38 – so that we would be able to give our mates who didn’t make it along to
San Diego an opportunity to play with the latest round of exchange puzzles… and
anything else we happened to snag wh...
MPP XXXiv
MPP XXXiv
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HalesLock 5 – Firestarter
I’m rather lucky. I have some very ingenious friends. Sometimes that leaves me rather puzzled. And that’s a really good thing. Shane is one of my more devious friends. He rather
enjoys bashing locks into submission and then teasing us into trying to
open ...
HalesLock 5 – Firestarter
HalesLock 5 – Firestarter
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Rochester Puzzle Picnic 2018
Friday …is another day with
some travelling in it – starting with a drive to the airport via picturesque Salem.
From BOS we head to ROC in a tiny little Embraer that feels like flying in the equivalent
of a sports car. We collect a rental car at ROC and hea...
Rochester Puzzle Picnic 2018
Rochester Puzzle Picnic 2018
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...the Boston bits...
Monday Bloggin' at 30,000 feet. …is a travel day –
we’re scheduled to fly from SAN to BOS, via JFK, but it becomes a bit more
adventurous: just after we wake up, Paulette calls to say that the
first leg of our journey has been delayed due to bad weather som...
...the Boston bits...
...the Boston bits...
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IPP38 Part 3 ...of 3, it turns out!
Saturday – EXCHANGE DAY! When we get to the ballroom the tables are all set out and
ready for us to lay out name cards before we allow a largely peaceful bunch of
puzzlers into the room to get set up and ready for the big exchange… the table
of exchange puz...
IPP38 Part 3 ...of 3, it turns out!
IPP38 Part 3 ...of 3, it turns out!
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IPP38 Part 2 ... of several...
Thursday Breakfast was a rush-job to make it to my registration desk
duties in time and we managed to get a bunch of excited puzzlers and their
support crew duly registered in time for the day’s tours and stuff…  Most of the action on Thursday was sight-see...
IPP38 Part 2 ... of several...
IPP38 Part 2 ... of several...
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IPP 38 ... Part 1 of several
[The 2018 edition of my usual scribblings about my annual puzzling pilgimage...]  ...the Sunday before   Gill and I have a pretty uneventful flight into SAN
and grab the shuttle to the hotel where we find Jen and Neil waiting to welcome
us outside. We get c...
IPP 38 ... Part 1 of several
IPP 38 ... Part 1 of several
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3 Wise Bolts
A rather overdue write-up.  Considering I’ve been sitting on this wonderful puzzle for
virtually a year, it’s nice to finally be able to write about it… I was given a sneaky copy of this puzzle when Brian and Sue
were visiting ahead of going over to Paris f...
3 Wise Bolts
3 Wise Bolts
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Juno’s Heart Case
Following hot on the heels of his Diamond Case (sold out!),
Club Case (still some left over here ), Juno recently presented his Heart Case … anyone guess what the next one’s likely to be?! Heart Case looks like it could be handy as a small jewellery
box – a...
Juno’s Heart Case
Juno’s Heart Case
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Coolen’s TrickLock 2018
Louis’ been at it again… well, it’s his own fault really –
form the first time he put a year after the name TrickLock, every has assumed
that there’ll be one every year, right? Louis has delivered again in 2018… just in time to have the
final design tested ...
Coolen’s TrickLock 2018
Coolen’s TrickLock 2018
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