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Archive for January 2nd, 2012

Guardian Cryptic 25521 Rufus

Posted by scchua on 2nd January 2012


A nice easy puzzle to start the week, and the year with.  Rufus’s trademark cryptic and double definitions, anagrams, and clever surfaces are here, and some possibly nautical references also.  Thanks Rufus.  And to those who insist on a diet of only tortuous crosswords and nothing less, I’m afraid you will be (or already are) disappointed.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  Each of the 2 sets of pictures at the bottom has got an unidentified link with the crossword.

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Independent 7867 by Tyrus

Posted by NealH on 2nd January 2012


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Quiptic N° 633 by Beale

Posted by PeterO on 2nd January 2012


It took me a little while to get into Beale’s style of clue, but once I got used to it, things went quickly.
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