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Guardian 26,399 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 24th October 2014

Eileen.

A pretty straightforward but very enjoyable puzzle from Paul.

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Guardian Prize 26,388 / Imogen

Posted by Eileen on 17th October 2014

Eileen.

I’ve enjoyed Imogen’s puzzles since they’ve appeared monthly since February and so I was pleased to get this one to blog.

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Guardian 26,392 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 16th October 2014

Eileen.

An enjoyable puzzle from Brummie this morning, with a variety of clue types and a variety of general knowledge needed.

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Guardian 26,385 / Tramp

Posted by Eileen on 8th October 2014

Eileen.

Seeing Tramp’s name under the puzzle is guaranteed to brighten up a dull morning!

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Guardian 26,378 / Shed

Posted by Eileen on 30th September 2014

Eileen.

A welcome return appearance from Shed. I was lucky enough to blog his last puzzle, a couple of months ago, and said then that we don’t see enough of him.

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Guardian 26,371 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 22nd September 2014

Eileen.

A bit of a mixture from Rufus today – mostly straightforward but one or two [22ac, 23dn] needed a bit more thought. As usual, a number of double and cryptic definitions – but only two anagrams [surely a record?]. Characteristically smooth and witty surfaces throughout – many thanks, Rufus

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Guardian Prize 26,364 / Crucible

Posted by Eileen on 20th September 2014

Eileen.

I loved every minute of this puzzle but for me it was over far too quickly – because I was enjoying it so much. I would never say a puzzle was ‘too easy’ – I was just on the wavelength for this one and the theme was very congenial and so it didn’t present any problems.

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Guardian 26,369 / Boatman

Posted by Eileen on 19th September 2014

Eileen.

An enjoyable puzzle from Boatman – but not really one to have solved and blogged before breakfast! There’s a good variety of clue types and generally smooth surfaces and a few smiles and ahas to add spice.

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Guardian 26,362 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 11th September 2014

Eileen.

A pretty easy-going puzzle from Paul on his [almost] best behaviour. Nicely-constructed, witty clues, with no obscurities – an enjoyable solve. Thanks, Paul.

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Guardian 26,355 / Imogen

Posted by Eileen on 3rd September 2014

Eileen.

I have been looking forward to blogging my first Imogen puzzle and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with this one.

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Guardian 26,348 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 26th August 2014

Eileen.

A common theme in preambles to blogs of Brummie puzzles is that they turned out to be less difficult than they first appeared and I could say this yet again.

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Guardian Prize 26,340 / Picaroon

Posted by Eileen on 23rd August 2014

Eileen.

Now this, from one of my favourite setters, is what I call a Prize puzzle – and I’m not talking about the much-disputed difficulty level. For me, there’s a ‘special’ feel about this: there’s a theme, which, although I latched on to it quite quickly, is so wide-ranging that cracking it did not blow the whole thing wide open too soon: it was great fun to see just how many more applications of the theme word Picaroon could unearth and exploit.

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Guardian 26,341 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 18th August 2014

Eileen.

It’s Monday, it’s Rufus, with the usual potpourri of anagrams and double and cryptic definitions – and the characteristic silky-smooth surfaces, with some smiles along the way. Thank you, Rufus, for a pleasant puzzle.

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Guardian 26,339 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 15th August 2014

Eileen.

I’m going to repeat what I said in the preamble to my last blog of a Paul puzzle, a couple of weeks ago – that it was a bit of a mixture, with some clues that wouldn’t seem out of place in a Rufus puzzle [today, for example, 13ac, 23ac, 26ac, 5dn, 15dn, 18dn, 19dn] while others are unmistakably Paul [3,24 and 10dn].

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Guardian 26,332 / Tramp

Posted by Eileen on 7th August 2014

Eileen.

I’d almost given up hope of blogging another Tramp puzzle, as it’s over a year since my last one. This one was, as expected, well worth waiting for.

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