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AZED No 2,158

Posted by bridgesong on 20th October 2013

bridgesong.

In this puzzle, which features a 13 by 11 grid, Azed gives us 3 long answers both across and down.  The puzzle also includes a larger than usual number of 4 letter words, which can often be more troublesome than the longer answers.  Some readers of the Observer had this puzzle last week by mistake, instead of the competition Carte Blanche. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 2157

Posted by duncanshiell on 20th October 2013

duncanshiell.

17:30 21 October – corrupted data in the file has been removed – the blog now reads correctly.

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Azed 2157 – Closing Date

Posted by Admin on 13th October 2013

Admin.

Due to an error in some editions of the Observer last week, the closing date for entries for this puzzle has been extended by a week. As a result, the relevant blog will now appear next Sunday (20/10/13).

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Azed 2156

Posted by ilancaron on 6th October 2013

ilancaron.

I found this somewhat harder than usual fare.  Maybe I was distracted but it took more than a couple of hours to crack.

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AZED 2,155

Posted by John on 28th September 2013

John.

As always.  It speaks for itself.

I know it isn’t Sunday yet, but there is only just over an hour to go, so there shouldn’t be a problem. There won’t be any mail collection now.

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Azed 2154

Posted by Andrew on 22nd September 2013

Andrew.

Definitely one from the hard end of the Azed scale. Starting this last Sunday morning, I failed to solve more than a smattering of clues, so I put it aside and didn’t get back to it till Saturday. I hoped that the muses would be kinder to me then, but it was hard work to finish it off. I think this was a least partly due to an unusually high proportion of unfamiliar words (or, as in 24a for example, a familiar word given an obscure definition).

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AZED No. 2,153 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on 14th September 2013

The Trafites.

Nick:  Typical Azed this week,

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AZED Puzzle 2,152

Posted by PeeDee on 8th September 2013

PeeDee.

My first blog of an AZED as bridgesong is away at the moment.  I guess it must be at the easier end of the AZED spectrum as I completed the puzzle in a single visit, which is unusual for me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 2151 Printer’s Pie

Posted by duncanshiell on 1st September 2013

duncanshiell.

This is the first non-standard Azed puzzle that I have blogged for some time.  I found it a pleasant change from the normal fare.

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Azed 2150/standard fare

Posted by ilancaron on 25th August 2013

ilancaron.

Sitting on the dock by the bay as we speak.  But in Seattle waiting for a flight to the San Juans.  Where I will have no internet access.  Fairly easy standard fare from the master.  No quibbles.  Fortunately had my iPad Chambers app handy.  Without which I’d be rather at sea

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Azed 2149

Posted by John on 18th August 2013

John.

I’ve bitten the bullet and have provided the clues. It had always seemed to me to be unnecessary since anyone who has done the crossword must know what the clues are, but everyone seems to be doing it nowadays and possibly it looks a bit silly if I don’t do so as well.

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Azed 2148

Posted by Andrew on 11th August 2013

Andrew.

Another high-quality set of clues in a Plain Azed – overall about middling in difficulty, I think, with nothing particularly devious this time, though I’m not entirely convinced by my explanation of 26d.

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AZED No. 2,147 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on 4th August 2013

The Trafites.

Nick:  Fairly easy Azed this week,

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Azed No 2146

Posted by bridgesong on 28th July 2013

bridgesong.

Some considerable subtlety on display this week, some of which may have eluded me. There are of course all the usual Azed features of obscure words, and ingenious clues, this week displayed in a 13 by 11 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 2145

Posted by duncanshiell on 21st July 2013

duncanshiell.

A plain Azed puzzle today, with no tricks or clue adjustments.

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