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Archive for September, 2012

Inquisitor 1246 WHAT DO YOU GET . . . by Samuel

Posted by Hihoba on 19th September 2012

Hihoba.

Entertaining stuff from Samuel. I do enjoy crosswords that give a laugh or a grin (or even a wry smile) and this gave quite a few!

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Independent 8090 / Punk

Posted by duncanshiell on 18th September 2012

duncanshiell.

I usually find Independent puzzles on a Tuesday to be slightly different from Monday and Wednesday fare.  This was no exception.

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Financial Times 14112 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 18th September 2012

scchua.

A nice solve, with only one clue that, though I think I’ve got answer, I’m not sure about half of the clue – and I could be wrong with my answer too.  The rest were enjoyable, with a favourite that had a smooth surface and a misdirection.  Thank you Armonie.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom of the blog have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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Guardian 25,744 – Tramp

Posted by Uncle Yap on 18th September 2012

Uncle Yap.

I find solving and blogging this weekday puzzle  quite an ordeal, probably because the mini-theme did not find a resonance in me and also because there are far too many unfamiliar words and phrases in one puzzle for my liking. However, given these constraints, I must say Tramp has been quite fair and creative in his clueing and I did chuckle at places, although few and far in between. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8089 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 17th September 2012

nmsindy.

Enjoyable puzzle in the style one associates with Quixote.     Trickiest part was SW quadrant and also 19D which was a new word to me but a very accessible puzzle overall.    Solving time, 17 mins.

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Guardian Quiptic 670 / Moley

Posted by Big Dave on 17th September 2012

Big Dave.

A very straightforward puzzle from Moley, with no high or low points. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25,743 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 17th September 2012

Andrew.

A very quick solve, even by Rufus standards, with the usual generous helping of double and cryptic definitions. Not much more to say really, apart from thanks to Flashling for standing in for me last week while I was on holiday.

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Cyclops 477: Our Slicker

Posted by jetdoc on 16th September 2012

jetdoc.

With apologies to anyone who struggled, I thought this was a remarkably straightforward puzzles — a quick solve on a train. I don’t have much to say about it — entertaining and clever as usual, but not quite vintage Cyclops. I think 11a is probably my favourite clue.

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Beelzebub 1,175

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th September 2012

Simon Harris.

A slightly rushed post as I’m fairly late with this. One that I’m not sure about at 1dn.

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Everyman No. 3440 (9th September)

Posted by The Trafites on 16th September 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning to you all,

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Azed 2101

Posted by John on 16th September 2012

John.

As usual an efficient production from Azed. I don’t seem to have said much about a succession of clues where the words in both the clue and the answer are not, to say the least, everyday, but it seems pointless for me to copy out Chambers time and again. One imagines the solver will be armed both with the original and with a copy of Chambers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent on Sunday 1177 Glowworm

Posted by scchua on 16th September 2012

scchua.

An enjoyable solve.  Glowworm takes us on … Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25,737 – Rufus

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 15th September 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Now that another Guardian crossword week is over (ending with a Puck-to-treasure, surely more about that in a week’s time) I thought: there’s still that last Monday’s gap waiting to be filled. In order to keep a 100% archive, I decided to write a belated blog – a simple one too.  Moreover, I am in a Rufus/Dante mood anyway after just finishing the blog of that same day’s Dante puzzle.

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Independent Crossword 8082 by Anarche (Saturday Prize Puzzle 08-09-2012)

Posted by twencelas on 15th September 2012

twencelas.

My first blog of an Anarche puzzle – should be an interesting challenge.

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Guardian 25,736 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 15th September 2012

mhl.

A fun prize puzzle from Araucaria – we found this pretty easy apart from the the bottom right corner, which took another look a few days later to finish it off. There’s a mini-theme based around 9 across (FORGE), but no other special features I could spot.

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