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Archive for August 29th, 2011

Guardian Quiptic 615 Orlando

Posted by scchua on 29th August 2011


Orlando has got both Quiptic and Cryptic spots today, including one word common to both solutions.  This is definitely, and rightly so, the easier one.  All nicely clued.  Thanks Orlando.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  Hidden connections in 2 of the picture sets, one of which is very topical.

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Guardian 25,413 / Orlando

Posted by Eileen on 29th August 2011


After Araucaria’s Bank Holiday double challenge, a very pleasant diversion from Orlando for the holiday itself. I didn’t find this too taxing but there’s much to admire here: the usual wit, elegance and variety in the cluing [too many instances to mention here] and some nice references to a wide range of topics – something for almost everyone, I hope. Many thanks, Orlando, for putting me in holiday mood. :-)

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Independent 7759 by Morph

Posted by NealH on 29th August 2011


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Cyclops 450: The Empire does not strike back

Posted by jetdoc on 29th August 2011


As usual when I blog a Cyclops, I was held up by the wordplay of just one clue — in this case, 2/11d. Otherwise, all pretty straightforward. And I am on time this week, praise be! Read the rest of this entry »

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