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Beelzebub 1,314

Posted by Simon Harris on 17th May 2015

Simon Harris.

A slightly hasty post this week, while I rush to get everything in place before going abroad. Still, I think everything was quite clear. A good challenge though, with the top left corner proving the last to yield.

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Beelzebub 1313

Posted by Gaufrid on 10th May 2015

Gaufrid.

Some (read quite a few) new words for me today, in fact more than usual for a Beelzebub, but there was one entry with which I am very familiar having lived in 30ac, on and off, for nearly 60 years.

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Beelzebub 1,312

Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd May 2015

Simon Harris.

Was it my imagination or was this week’s Beelzebub a little different in style to usual?

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Beelzebub 1311

Posted by Gaufrid on 26th April 2015

Gaufrid.

Either this was more difficult than some recent Beelzebub puzzles or I was below par whilst solving because, as well as taking a little longer to complete the grid, I had to return to several clues after completion to determine the parsing. However, there were a number of occasions when, having finally got the answer, I thought why didn’t I see that earlier, it’s obvious (with the benefit of hindsight!) so perhaps I was just having an off day.

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Beelzebub 1,310

Posted by Simon Harris on 19th April 2015

Simon Harris.

Perhaps it was just circumstances, but I found this to be a very challenging puzzle. Of course, that isn’t a complaint, it just means you lot have had to wait a bit longer for a post, and will have to explain a couple of things to me (23 across, 4 down).

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Beelzebub 1309

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th April 2015

Gaufrid.

I thought I was going to be in for another early finish when the NW, followed by the SW, quadrants went in quite quickly but then the NE took a little longer and the SE even more so.

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Beelzebub 1,308

Posted by Simon Harris on 5th April 2015

Simon Harris.

It may be my imagination, but I do seem to be drawing an easier share of the weeks than Gaufrid recently.

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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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