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Archive for January 23rd, 2012

Guardian Cryptic 25539 Rufus

Posted by scchua on 23rd January 2012


Apologies for the later than usual posting.  Thanks Rufus for a  typical gentle start to the week, and to the New Year, the Lunar one, that is.  Today’s the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations, marked by the traditional visiting of family and friends, the reason for my being late.  And if you’re celebrating, A Happy Chinese New Year of the Dragon to you too.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The set of pictures at the bottom has an unidentified link to the crossword.

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Independent 7885 by Morph

Posted by NealH on 23rd January 2012


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Guardian Quiptic 636/Pan

Posted by Pierre on 23rd January 2012


A lovely Quiptic from Pan, I thought.  Plenty of charades, anagrams and insertions, but all clearly signposted and just right for the improving solver.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 460 – Missionary hack

Posted by beermagnet on 23rd January 2012


This surely rates as the gentlest start to a year yet, and the weather’s very mild for the time of year too.

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