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Guardian 26,239 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on April 21st, 2014

flashling.

A Bank Holiday Rufus to enjoy today.

 

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Independent 8585 by Anax

Posted by NealH on April 21st, 2014

NealH.

Other people will probably disagree, but I found this a fairly fiendish Anax puzzle. The structure of the grid with all the down clues in the top-half having only their second letters (which were mostly vowels) crossed made it quite difficult to finish and I didn’t quite manage it, being left with a couple I couldn’t quite work out. Having said that, there were some easier clues like 19 and 21, so it wasn’t impossible to get started.

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Beelzebub 1,258

Posted by Simon Harris on April 20th, 2014

Simon Harris.

After several weeks of having to blog puzzles that had me wondering aloud whether I’d forgotten how to even solve them, this was a bit of a relief.

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Azed 2,184

Posted by Andrew on April 20th, 2014

Andrew.

Owing to a very busy week I’ve hardly had time to solve this puzzle – which I think was of above average difficulty, thanks to a high proportion of unfamiliar words – let alone write a blog on it, so apologies for this rather minimalist effort, and also for any errors. And of course thanks to Azed for yet another high-quality piece of work.

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Everyman 3523/13 April

Posted by Pierre on April 20th, 2014

Pierre.

Another lovely Everyman, with plenty of anagrams to get us going, and some delightful but accessible clues all over the grid.

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Independent on Sunday 1,260 by Poins

Posted by PeeDee on April 20th, 2014

PeeDee.

Good stuff from Poins.  Trickier than the previous IoS puzzle of his that I blogged.

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Independent Saturday Prize Puzzle 8578 / Anax – 12th April 2014

Posted by Bertandjoyce on April 19th, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

We always look forward to solving and blogging an Anax, so it was with great anticipation that we sat down to tackle this one.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,232 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on April 19th, 2014

bridgesong.

This puzzle contained a combination of very easy clues with others which were really quite taxing.

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1116: Morphed by Shark

Posted by mc_rapper67 on April 19th, 2014

mc_rapper67.

The preamble says ‘In the definition of every clue a letter has been MORPHED and must be changed back before solving. In clue order, alternating between correct and morphed letters in each set of across and down clues will inform the solver how to highlight the grid (A=1, B=2, etc). Three words will then become apparent, and must be shaded in pencil; the remaining cells in the grid must be highlighted in green.’

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Independent 8,583 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on April 18th, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Our Indy Good Friday crossword challenge this morning has been provided by Phi.

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Guardian Cryptic 26237 Imogen

Posted by scchua on April 18th, 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.)  This was by no means a write-in, requiring a slow and steady teasing out of some of the answers.  Thanks to Imogen for the workout.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times no.14,599 by Orense

Posted by Ringo on April 17th, 2014

Ringo.

A sparkling lesson from Orense in how to make a puzzle both easy-peasy and a joy to solve. I was left, if not entirely grumble-free, then certainly entertained.

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Independent 8582 / Tees

Posted by duncanshiell on April 17th, 2014

duncanshiell.

Tees has given us an entertaining puzzle today.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,236 by Gordius

Posted by PeterO on April 17th, 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26236.

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Financial Times 14,590 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on April 17th, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Apr 7

A Dante crossword with exactly the same grid as the previous prize puzzle (by Crux). A mixture of elegance, nice finds, over-familiar devices and some incredibly easy anagrams. Many thanks to Dante for accompanying me during breakfast and coffee.

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