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Guardian 24270/Puck

Posted by linxit on December 28th, 2007


This was an enjoyable thematic puzzle based on Samuel Beckett (1,4 ac). I’ll put some more up when I can, but I’ve been in bed with flu for the last 3 days, and this is the first puzzle I’ve solved in that time. Starting to feel dizzy again…crawling back to my pit…

3 Responses to “Guardian 24270/Puck”

  1. Stan says:

    If you want to stay in your pit recovering, give me a shout and I’ll blog it for you.

    I haven’t blogged yet this week – I was assigned the Boxing Day Guardian crossword – and I drove three or four times round Cheshire before a petrol-station bloke broke it to me that there’s no Guardian on Boxing Day … Guess that’s the sort of trick you’d expect to be played on the newbie (get me a left-handed screwdriver, go and ask for a long stand etc.)

    Puck is a favourite compiler of mine – usually do-able, but always amusing and clever.

  2. AlanR says:

    I enjoyed this – as Stan said, doable: I managed to get everything except 19down without having heard of any of the works by Beckett (except Godot, and I didn’t realise that was by him).
    Themed crosswords can be a bit disappointing sometimes if the themed clues are unsolvable before looking at a list of the author’s books (or whatever) and trivial afterwards.

  3. Shirley says:

    Alan – 19D is Murphy which is the Irish (Beckett) name for a potato e.g King Edward

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