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Beelzebub 1307

Posted by Gaufrid on 29th March 2015

Gaufrid.

Is it my imagination or have these puzzles become somewhat easier in recent weeks? It’s now taking me longer to write the blog than it did to solve the puzzle.

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Beelzebub 1,306

Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd March 2015

Simon Harris.

It may just be that I was able to give this one some proper concentration, which isnt always the case, but I seemed to get through it quite swiftly.

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Beelzebub 1305

Posted by Gaufrid on 15th March 2015

Gaufrid.

This must have been my quickest completion of a Beelzebub since I began solving them some months ago.

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Beelzebub 1,304

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th March 2015

Simon Harris.

Apologies for the slightly tardy posting. I’ve only just managed to finish this one, though I think that’s more down to my own disorganisation this week, rather than this being an unusually challenging puzzle.

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Beelzebub 1303

Posted by Gaufrid on 1st March 2015

Gaufrid.

With only three entries during my first, very quick, pass through the clues I thought I might struggle with this one but subsequent, more careful, perusal paid dividends and the grid was filled at a steady pace, starting in the SE corner and then progressing anticlockwise.

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Beelzebub 1,302

Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd February 2015

Simon Harris.

Quite a challenging week, I thought, though I did make life difficult for myself by absent-mindedly writing in SKIP at 23 across like a chump.

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Beelzebub 1301

Posted by Gaufrid on 15th February 2015

Gaufrid.

This one took me a little longer than usual though progress was always steady apart from a slight hold-up towards the end in the SE corner (though, from what I am led to believe, there are always hold-ups in the SE, particularly on the M25).

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Beelzebub 1,300

Posted by Simon Harris on 8th February 2015

Simon Harris.

Probably somewhere in the middle of the difficulty range this week, I seemed to find. We’ve reached a bit of a landmark, with a nice round puzzle number, but I didn’t spot any celebratory thematic goings-on.

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Beelzebub 1299

Posted by Gaufrid on 1st February 2015

Gaufrid.

This one seemed to be over rather quickly, with many entries going in during my first pass through the clues (there would have been more but some clues seemed to be too easy to be true so I delayed entering the solution until I had some checked letters to confirm that my original parsing had been correct).

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Beelzebub 1,298

Posted by Simon Harris on 25th January 2015

Simon Harris.

This one seemed quite hard at first, but things did fall into place steadily enough. Lots of nice long anagrams to work through, too.

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Beelzebub 1297

Posted by Gaufrid on 18th January 2015

Gaufrid.

I seemed to finish this one a little more quickly than usual, perhaps because 1ac and 1dn were my first entries, and then spent more time than is the norm justifying/verifying some of the obscure wordplay, for example 23ac.

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Beelzebub 1,296

Posted by Simon Harris on 11th January 2015

Simon Harris.

Gosh, quite a tough week for me. Browsing the answers it’s not hard to see why.

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Beelzebub 1295

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th January 2015

Gaufrid.

This one struck me as being something of a mixed bag, some very easy clues along with some very unfamiliar answers.

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Beelzebub 1,294

Posted by Simon Harris on 30th December 2014

Simon Harris.

Followers of Phi’s blog will have known to expect a slightly Christmas-themed Beelzebub this week.

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Beelzebub 1293

Posted by Gaufrid on 21st December 2014

Gaufrid.

It has only been during the last month or so that I have been solving the Beelzebub and I must say that I have been enjoying them. This one was no exception.

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