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Archive for January 10th, 2011

Guardian Quiptic 582 / Orlando

Posted by Big Dave on 10th January 2011

Big Dave.

I had the great pleasure to meet Orlando a few months ago.  If you haven’t already seen his “Best for Puzzles” site then it is well worth a look, especially for the comprehensive and up-to-date Crossword Who’s Who of crossword setters, editors, bloggers, solvers and other puzzling people.  This puzzle was a joy to solve, and about the difficulty level that a Quiptic should be.  I particularly liked the rather poetic 4 down.

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Independent 7561 by Hypnos

Posted by NealH on 10th January 2011


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Guardian 25,215 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 10th January 2011


Another very easy Rufus, though I had to check a couple of defintions (12ac and 6dn). I thought some of the double definitions were a bit weak, but there were some nice anagram clues with very smooth surface readings (11ac, 25ac, 8dn)

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