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Archive for January 17th, 2011

Guardian Quiptic nº 583, by Hectence

Posted by Stella on 17th January 2011


A somewhat pessimistic offering from Hectence, in tune with the economic climate of recession, shortages and cuts. Most of the surfaces were good and the answers gettable, although I have one or two quibbles regarding correspondences, as expressed below. I actually cheated on 10 across, partly because I wanted to finish and get the blog written up, but also for the reason I give in my parsing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25,221 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 17th January 2011


There are some slightly trickier clues here today from Rufus but there are the expected ingenious anagrams and witty surfaces, with rather fewer cryptic definitions, I think, for those who dislike them. Anyway, a pleasant start to the week, as usual. Thank you, Rufus.

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Independent 7567 by Glow-worm

Posted by nmsindy on 17th January 2011


Pleasing puzzle from Glow-worm which I found very much on easy side, perhaps chosen as such for a Monday.      Solving time, 15 mins

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Cyclops 434

Posted by jetdoc on 17th January 2011


My Cyclops blogging debut — I’ll be sharing this with Beermagnet. It’s great to blog a Cyclops, because I’ve been taking the time to appreciate his clues, with their clever use of double meanings and their witty, topical and economical surface reading. This one was fairly gentle in terms of solving difficulty, I thought — so often with a Cyclops puzzle, there’s just one clue that holds me up for ages, but not this time.

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