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Archive for July 23rd, 2012

Guardian Quiptic 662 Hectence

Posted by scchua on 23rd July 2012


Thanks Hectence for an enjoyable puzzle, though there are a couple of gaps in the parsing I can’t fill in.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[Eaach of the pictures at the bottom has an identified link to the puzzle.]]

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Independent 8041/Quixote

Posted by Pierre on 23rd July 2012


The Don was saying in Another Place last week that if you wanted his most accessible puzzles, then the Monday Indy with his Quixote hat on was the place to come.  And so it turned out this morning, with a precisely clued crossword incorporating a good variety of devices, and with a couple of less common words clearly signposted.  A good one for improving solvers (and bloggers).

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Guardian 25,695 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 23rd July 2012


A fairly standard Rufus, though with (I think) a larger helping than usual of anagrams, especially the three long acrosses. These should give a good start to the puzzle for those who sometimes find it hard to get on the wavelength of Rufus’s double and cryptic definitions .

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