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Archive for December 13th, 2010

Guardian Quiptic nº 578 / Don Putnam

Posted by Stella on 13th December 2010


Some pretty straightforward cluing from Mr.  Putnam today – it was only my fuzziness after a poor night’s sleep that prevented me seeing most of them on the first run through.  The anagrams were well indicated and the hidden answers were easy to spot, but there were enough less known answers and more unusual synonyms etc. to make this an entertaining puzzle. Thank you, Don.

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Independent 7538 by Eimi

Posted by NealH on 13th December 2010


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Guardian 25,192 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 13th December 2010


Another straightforward Rufus, with a large helping of double definitions. A couple of clues (21ac and 23dn) have a word in the clue forming a major part of the answer, which can actually be quite hard to spot; and I think it’s a minor flaw that the same abbreviation is used in 1dn and 13dn (though with different indications)

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