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Archive for March 14th, 2011

Guardian Quiptic 591 Moley

Posted by scchua on 14th March 2011


(Prologue) This is my maiden blog.  I could say “be gentle with me” but I won’t.  All comments are welcome – part and parcel of the learning curve for me.  Commenters during the (UK) night shift and who expect a reply may not get one until the next morning.  Rest assured, I’m not ignoring you, it’s just that that’s when I’m recharging my batteries.  There was some excitement today when we couldn’t locate the puzzle, apparently having been classified as a Cryptic – a sheep in wolf’s clothing.   However, it’s sorted out now, so after about an 11 hour delay, here goes….

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Guardian 25,269 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 14th March 2011


I hope there’s something for everyone in this entertaining Rufus puzzle, which took me a little longer than some of his more recent offerings. It’s still gentle enough for relatively new solvers, with fewer cryptic definitions, for those who don’t like them, and the lovely surfaces that we expect from this setter. Thank you, Rufus, for an enjoyable puzzle.

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Cyclops 438: Expletives deleted

Posted by jetdoc on 14th March 2011


… well, most of them. I think my vote for top clue goes jointly to 23a and 4d this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7615 by Glow-Worm

Posted by NealH on 14th March 2011


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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