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Archive for June 11th, 2012

Guardian 25,659 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 11th June 2012

Eileen.

I’m a last-minute call-up from the bench today. Fortunately, not too challenging a blog to do in a hurry – not too many links to look up – but lots of nice clues to make this a pleasant solve, Thanks, Rufus!

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Guardian Quiptic 656/Hectence

Posted by Pierre on 11th June 2012

Pierre.

It’s a Quiptic, Jim, but not as we know it …  It might have just been a bad day at the office for me, but this was harder than many a Guardian cryptic that I’ve solved.  Perhaps you’ll tell me otherwise.

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Independent 8005/Quixote

Posted by Pierre on 11th June 2012

Pierre.

It’s Monday, it’s Quixote, and it’s the usual mix of fine surfaces, clear definitions, and polished wordplay.  Quixote was mentioned in nms’s recent survey as being one of the ‘easier’ Indy setters, and I did find this an accessible puzzle, presumably aimed at improving solvers.  I’ve tried, therefore, to give full explanations, so if you polished this off in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, look away now …  There was just one which I couldn’t quite see, and an unfortunate spelling mistake in one of the clues (in the online version, at least).  And I have wittered on a bit as usual.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 470 – Up Yours, Lobster

Posted by beermagnet on 11th June 2012

beermagnet.

There was no obvious Jubilee theme from Cyclops – I assume he compiled it whilst wearing his union jack bowtie.

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