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Archive for December 17th, 2012

Guardian Quiptic 683 / Pan

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 17th December 2012


This was a delightful way to start the week.

We don’t think we have done a Pan puzzle before but we will keep an eye out from now on. The surface reading of many off the clues was excellent! Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 25,821 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 17th December 2012


A fairly typical Rufus mix of anagrams and double and cryptic definitions, with the usual silky-smooth surfaces, mostly straightforward, which is no bad thing at this busy time, with a couple of [for me] less familiar words. Thank you, Rufus.

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Independent 8167/Punk

Posted by Pierre on 17th December 2012


Punk on the oche again for the Monday offering.  I did enjoy this one: some folk might think the setter’s taken one or two liberties, but I like the fact that there is a variety of styles among the Indy compilers.  Generally an accessible puzzle, I thought, as is normal for the Monday slot; but if my reasoning is right we might have to have a stewards’ enquiry about one of the clues.  Most importantly, however, it made me smile in a few places, which is my main criterion for judging whether a crossword is pleasing or not.  There are some interesting words and derivations, so as usual I have wittered on a bit.

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Seasonal Felicitations

Posted by Gaufrid on 17th December 2012


It’s the festive season again (it doesn’t seem that long since the last one!) and time for me to offer my thanks to many people.

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