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Archive for December 6th, 2010

Independent 7532 by Glow-worm

Posted by nmsindy on 6th December 2010

nmsindy.

Very pleasing puzzle from Glow-worm whose puzzles generally I find at the easier end of the Indy spectrum, solving time, 22 mins.   If memory serves Glow-worm has set quite a few excellent puzzles in the Listener series based on (now vanished) children’s games.

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Guardian Cryptic No 25,186 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 6th December 2010

PeterO.

Rufus’ usual gentle start to the week, with a couple of quibbles.

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Guardian Quiptic No 577 by Orlando

Posted by PeterO on 6th December 2010

PeterO.

A grid with a fair number of unchecked first letters, but straightforward clue construction overcame that potential hazard.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 431 – Pig!

Posted by beermagnet on 6th December 2010

beermagnet.

So it was at the London Sloggers’n'Betters in The Salisbury that I realised that almost a week had passed and I hadn’t finished this puzzle. In fact I had only got 10 answers by then. Events had conspired to make me do real work rather than crosswords for most of my waking hours the previous few days (that’s my excuse) and I hadn’t been on Cyclops’ wavelength when starting it. Anyway, eventually finished it with a bit of a struggle, and the usual then happens – I go to write up the blog and I wonder why I had so much trouble. Everything’s easy when you know the answer and the wordplay shines out (apart from 1D). Really though, I rate this at the harder end of the Eye crossword spectrum.

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