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Archive for March 3rd, 2008

Guardian 24326/Rufus

Posted by Colin Blackburn on 3rd March 2008

Colin Blackburn.

I always find it difficult to blog Rufus puzzles without sounding churlish. Rufus produces some cracking clues and his puzzles are usually at the easier end of the scale. However, I’m not a great fan of the cryptic definition and too many CDs spoil things for me especially when some are not that far from straight definitions. This puzzle had an example of a very good CD and, for me, a very bad one.

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Independent 6670 by Punk

Posted by NealH on 3rd March 2008

NealH.

* = anag, < = reversed, () = removed

A good mix of clues from Punk, many of them quite deceptive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 1865

Posted by linxit on 3rd March 2008

linxit.

My broadband connection was down all weekend, hence the lateness of this report.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 359 – Checking letters required

Posted by beermagnet on 3rd March 2008

beermagnet.

For me, this was harder than usual – I ended up tackling it over three sessions.  Yet again I’m not sure everything below is correct or fully explained.  As a result I didn’t enjoy it that much – but that’s probably me panicking while staring at the wide open spaces in the unsolved 6 or 7, and wondering what the hell I was going to put in this blog for them. Read the rest of this entry »

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