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Archive for November 12th, 2012

Guardian Quiptic 678 / Hectence

Posted by Big Dave on 12th November 2012

Big Dave.

I found this Hectence puzzle a little disappointing.  Some of the constructs were on the tough side for a crossord targetted at beginners and I have previously expressed my dislike for wordplay that uses the same root as the answer (as in 8 and 17 down). Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8137 by Quixote

Posted by NealH on 12th November 2012


*=anag, []=dropped, <=reversed, hom=homophone, CD=cryptic def, DD=double def, sp=spoonerism
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Guardian 25,791 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 12th November 2012


A typical Rufus, with the usual helpings of cryptic and double definitions, but also (I think) rather more anagrams than usual: these and others gave me a good start, letting the rest be slotted in with very little trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 481 – Beer thoughts

Posted by beermagnet on 12th November 2012


I have had a couple of weeks of utterly manic work and have been meaning to do this blog for ages, but here we are, late Sunday and it’s not started and I’m still in the office pushing bits and bytes through computers. So this will have to be a quick one …

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