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Archive for October 29th, 2012

Independent 8125 by Quixote

Posted by nmsindy on 29th October 2012


Pleasing puzzle in the usual Quixote style, all accessible and clear, quite easy, I thought, solving time, 17 mins

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Guardian Quiptic 676/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 29th October 2012


Moley has produced a sound enough Quiptic this morning, I think, although there were one or two bits of inelegant cluing in my opinion.  And, embarrassingly for a Quiptic, there’s one where I can’t see how it works.

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Guardian Cryptic 25779 Rufus

Posted by scchua on 29th October 2012


A standard Rufus with the usual dds, cds and anagrams, and I guess the surface of 7 across is the nautical reference.  Thanks Rufus.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.  Please enclose any comments about them in double brackets.]]

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Private Eye/Cyclops 480 – Long to reign over us …

Posted by beermagnet on 29th October 2012


… and under us.  As this grid is topped and tailed with Kate and Wills on the top and bottom, and in the middle row.  All these had clues of the same kind – a clear definition plus a humourous, and likely topical definition.  Plus two children’s books top and bottom.
I wonder if there are other interrelated things in the puzzle…  Aha! Left and right: Eggs, Rock, Food, Nest.  It’s a gannet’s checklist!

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