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Guardian Cryptic 26327 Nutmeg

Posted by scchua on August 1st, 2014

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)   An early morning wake-up call didn’t do much for me when solving this.  But in the end I did manage to complete with a bit of electronic help.  Thanks to Nutmeg.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,689 / Redshank

Posted by Turbolegs on August 1st, 2014

Turbolegs.

This was an interesting challenge from Redshank and I am quite happy to get the chance to blog this puzzle. With quite a fair number of anagrams, progress was steady for most part. I had never come across the solution for 10ac or 11ac so some new words I learnt there. 23ac was ingenious as was 3d.

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Independent 8673 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on August 1st, 2014

duncanshiell.

I thought this was a fairly challenging puzzle from Phi today.

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Independent 8672/Donk

Posted by John on July 31st, 2014

John.

As is always the case with Donk a wonderfully imaginative crossword. One often struggles to understand how a clue works (in some cases here I’m afraid without complete resolution) and then says “My goodness, I’d never have thought of clueing the word that way”.

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Financial Times 14,688 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on July 31st, 2014

Gaufrid.

Yes, it’s me again, covering for a scheduled blogger who is away from home.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,326 by Enigmatist

Posted by PeterO on July 31st, 2014

PeterO.

THe puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26326.

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Financial Times 14,679 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on July 31st, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 21

I do so many crosswords nowadays that I actually can’t remember anymore what I thought of this puzzle. When writing this blog, I didn’t see any real difficulties.

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Financial Times 14,678 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on July 31st, 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 19, 2014

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Financial Times 14,687 / Gozo

Posted by Gaufrid on July 30th, 2014

Gaufrid.

We were told that “S has the same meaning throughout the clues” so, as all the across clues started with an S, I looked at the down clues first and entered seven solutions, six of them being anagrams. My first pass through the across clues led to no entries and no idea as to what the S could be until I got to 30ac.

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Guardian 26,325 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on July 30th, 2014

Eileen.

As Conrad helpfully says, at comment 4,  “Anyone wishing to do this online should use the PDF not the print version. Apart from saying 166 where it means 16 it is fine.”

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Independent 8671 / Quixote

Posted by Bertandjoyce on July 30th, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

So, it’s the Don filling Dac’s last Wednesday of the month slot this time.

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Inquisitor 1343: Partly Connected by Lato

Posted by kenmac on July 30th, 2014

kenmac.

Preamble: Nine (3 groups of three) answers are partly thematic. These are each clued with a single letter definition misprint which, when corrected, reveal a location for a possible sighting. Redundant single letters given by wordplay in 17 other clues spell out three words which, when 22, supplement each group. Someone who connects the three groups cryptically suggests a normally clued answer, which must be highlighted. Two answers are abbreviations.

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Financial Times 14,686 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on July 29th, 2014

Bhavan.

This was a welcome puzzle today as I was running a little late with blogging. In each clue the wordplay and definitions fell in neatly so there wasn’t much to be doubtful about once I had the answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8,670 / Monk

Posted by RatkojaRiku on July 29th, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is Tuesday today, the slot being occupied by Monk this week.

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Guardian 26,324 by Chifonie

Posted by manehi on July 29th, 2014

manehi.

Enjoyable and well-clued as ever from Chifonie – I particularly liked 23ac, as well as the misdirection in 2, 19 and 22dn.

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