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Archive for January 31st, 2011

How to solve cryptic crosswords

Posted by Admin on 31st January 2011


Don Manley is giving a presentation on ‘How to solve cryptic crosswords’ in Oxford on Saturday 26th March. Details of the event are given below.

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Independent 7579 by Crosophile

Posted by nmsindy on 31st January 2011


This is, I think,  a new pseudonym for the Indy so maybe a new setter.    If so, welcome!     Quite a difficult puzzle, I found, solving time 43 mins, but I got there in the end.

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Guardian 25,233 / Rufus

Posted by duncanshiell on 31st January 2011


This was a fairly standard puzzle from Rufus that will no doubt divide the solving community along the usual lines.

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Quiptic crossword No 585

Posted by PeterO on 31st January 2011


I was feeling particularly leaden, and made heavy weather of solving this, but in writing it up there does not seem to be anything to struggle over: mostly straightforward charades and envelopes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 435 – Telltale Claptrap

Posted by beermagnet on 31st January 2011

First Eye blog of the new year for me.  Thanks to jetdoc who is alternating the task from now on and who produced an admirable effort last time.  She has certainly laid down the gauntlet with a startlingly good blog – how can I respond – by doing exactly what I always do – have great fun doing the crossy and the heart of the blog, i.e. individual clue wordplay, and researching the final “joke” – then spend far too long failing to come up with anything worthwhile to say in this intro guff.

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