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Archive for May, 2012

Cyclops 469: Going to the dogs

Posted by jetdoc on 28th May 2012

jetdoc.

An entertaining Cyclops puzzle this fortnight, with some clever wordplay. I think the very first clue, 8a, has to be my favourite. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beelzebub 1,159

Posted by Simon Harris on 27th May 2012

Simon Harris.

A tough puzzle that had me plugging away at it all week, only just finishing in time to crack on with the following week’s Beelzebub!

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Everyman No. 3424 (20th May)

Posted by The Trafites on 27th May 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning to you all,

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Azed 2085

Posted by duncanshiell on 27th May 2012

duncanshiell.

This was a standard plain crossword from Azed.  As usual in an Azed crossword, there were a number of uncommon words, some with Scottish links.  However, I felt that today’s assortment of words were slightly less obscure than has been the case in some previous Azeds that I have blogged.

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Independent on Sunday 1161 Eimi

Posted by scchua on 27th May 2012

scchua.

Sometimes Eimi can be quite tricky, but it looks as if he’s toned it down for a relaxing Sunday with this enjoyable piece.  Thanks Eimi.  From past experience, Eimi’s puzzles have been known to have a theme 

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Guardian 25,640 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 26th May 2012

mhl.

Apologies for the lateness of this post. We did the puzzle last weekend, but in the general chaos of moving house, I completely forgot that I was also meant to be writing it up, and we don’t have internet in the new place yet. We needed a couple of sessions to finish this one, which suggests that it’s on the hard side for Araucaria. I found it a satisfying solve, though – my favourite clue was 28 across, but there were lots of others that I noted for their cunning constructions.

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Enigmatic Variations 1018 Self-Evident by Kruger

Posted by twencelas on 26th May 2012

twencelas.

Well quite complicated in the preamble stakes this week. Single letter omissions from definitions in some clues spell out a phrase and 4 down clues have missing letters in their wordplay. There’s also an unclued answer. Then there’s some highlighting to do – Sounds like an interesting cruciverbal safari?

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Independent 7986 by Bannsider (Saturday Prize Puzzle 19 May 2012)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 26th May 2012

mc_rapper67.

This is the fourth Bannsider puzzle that the ‘once-every-five-weeks’ schedule has sent my way and, as usual, it presented a stiff but enjoyable challenge…

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Financial Times 14,013 by Flimsy

Posted by Jed on 25th May 2012

Jed.

Lucid and far from flimsy fare

 

 

 

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Independent 7991 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 25th May 2012

Bertandjoyce.

It’s Phi-day so we are happy!

 

We sometimes find musical references within clues somewhat difficult but all of the answers here seemed fine. We don’t think there is a link between them but we have missed some of Phi’s themes and mini-themes in the past!

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,645 by Araucaria

Posted by PeterO on 25th May 2012

PeterO.

A typically delightful offering from Araucaria.

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Financial Times no.14,012 by GAFF

Posted by Ringo on 24th May 2012

Ringo.

Sorry I’m late; had to do some last-minute work on [PLUG ALERT] my forthcoming book on the history of toilet paper.

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Guardian 25,644 / Gordius

Posted by Eileen on 24th May 2012

Eileen.

The usual Gordius mix, I think.

Across

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Independent 7,990 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 24th May 2012

RatkojaRiku.

I always know there’s a good chance of a puzzle by Nestor when I have the Thursday blogging slot, and so it was today.

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Financial Times 14,003 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 24th May 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/May 14

It looks like Falcon is going to join Dante and Crux more regularly on the Monday spot. A well-constructed crossword that was very much on the easy side.

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