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Guardian Cryptic 25611 Rufus

Posted by scchua on 16th April 2012

scchua.

A typical Rufus, compactly clued with double and cryptic definitions mostly.  I reckon there were fewer anagrams (which type of clue I find relatively easier), which is probably why I took a bit longer than usual.  Thanks Rufus.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The pictures at the bottom each has an unidentified link to the crossword (and there is a common thread amongst the links).

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Guardian Quiptic 648/Algol

Posted by Pierre on 16th April 2012

Pierre.

A couple of surprises when I opened up this morning’s puzzle: a new setter, and a theme.  I can’t ever remember there being a themed Quiptic before (although there was a hidden message in one a while back) and I’m wondering if it’s appropriate for the Quiptic’s target audience.  Anyway, perhaps some of that target audience will say what they think.

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Independent 7957 by Quixote

Posted by NealH on 16th April 2012

NealH.

*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Private Eye/Cyclops 466 – Befoul banana’s kin

Posted by beermagnet on 16th April 2012

beermagnet.

This crossword was unusual in two respects.
It had a large number of clues: This grid design gives 32 lights and only one clue involved two lights, whereas Cyclops often creates longer answers using more than one light.
It had “accessible” clues – all except one, 11A, “le mot sauvage et obscur” a surprisingly rare word for an Eye puzzle. I certainly had to check the dictionary.

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