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Archive for October 17th, 2011

Independent 7801 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 17th October 2011


Pleasing puzzle in Quixote’s normal style.      Solving time, 26 mins.

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Guardian Quiptic 622 / Orlando

Posted by Big Dave on 17th October 2011

Big Dave.

When I discover that I am to review a Quiptic by Orlando I know that I am going to enjoy the task, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed today.  This puzzle contains a good selection of different types of clue, and none of them should prove too difficult for the newer solver, which is precisely the remit for a Quiptic.  I particularly liked the surface readings in 18 across and 25 across.  I note that it’s a double pay-day for Orlando as the regular cryptic is also one of his.

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Guardian 25,455 – Orlando

Posted by Andrew on 17th October 2011


Who better than Orlando to step in on one of the occasional non-Rufus Mondays? I found this a bit tricky in places, but it all came out nicely in the end thanks to Orlando’s accurate clues and quietly elegant style.

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