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Archive for January 7th, 2013

Guardian Quiptic 686 / Nutmeg

Posted by Big Dave on 7th January 2013

Big Dave.

A good puzzle with a good range of clue types, but perhaps a little tough for a Quiptic.

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Independent 8184/Quixote

Posted by Pierre on 7th January 2013


Another pleasing puzzle from our Monday Indy regular.  Mostly straightforward, but the last few – including one or two less familiar words – took me a while.  And there’s one where you’d most likely end up with the answer once you had the crossing letters, but which in my opinion required knowledge that would generally be beyond the ken of your solver on the Clapham Omnibus.  But plenty to savour here for the beginning and improving solver, and probably a quick coffee-time solve for those more experienced in the black arts.  And one I can’t parse, so help appreciated.

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Guardian 25,838 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 7th January 2013


I guessed I was in for a quick solve on this when I got 1a and 5a, and then 10a and 11a, immediately, and so it proved, with most of the answers virtually writing themselves in. All in the usual smooth Rufus style, though I have a couple of nitpicks, mentioned below.

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