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Archive for December 19th, 2011

Beelzebub 1,139 – the Correct Puzzle

Posted by Simon Harris on 19th December 2011

Simon Harris.

My original post here suggested that yesterday’s Beelzebub was unfortunately printed with an incorrect grid. However, and with thanks to commenters for the clarification, it turns out that while the grid was correct, the printed clues were from a later puzzle.

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Independent 7855 by Anax

Posted by nmsindy on 19th December 2011


This puzzle I found was the least difficult Anax Indy puzzle of the year so far – solving time, 20 mins.      Very enjoyable.

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Guardian Quiptic 631 Nutmeg

Posted by scchua on 19th December 2011


‘Tis the time of the year, when crosswords, like other things, get Christmas-y.  This one gives a gentle start to the festivities – no hangover and no indigestion, so to speak!  Thanks Nutmeg, for the great surfaces and one super &lit.  And  a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to all and yours.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The picture set at the bottom has an unidentified connection with the crossword, and within itself (easier than the last one, I think).

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Guardian 25,509 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 19th December 2011


Since I started blogging, just over three years ago, this is the third Rufus pre-Christmas puzzle that has fallen to me and, once again, Rufus has managed to include a seasonal allusion in every one of the clues, which is no mean feat, and it raised a few smiles.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 458 – He’s behind you!

Posted by beermagnet on 19th December 2011


The festive season seems to have started early in the Eye with a couple of pantomimes opening.

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