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Posted by Simon Harris on 14th December 2014

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I’d hesitate to suggest that Beelzebub was getting easier, but it does seem like the last handful of weeks have been relatively painless. This one went in smoothly in one session, with a modest amount of dictionary checking needed to finish things off.

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Beelzebub 1,291

Posted by Simon Harris on 9th December 2014

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A slightly hurried post just to get back up to date. As it happens, I’ve made very few notes or scribbles, suggesting this one wasn’t expecially problematic.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 6th December 2014

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This week’s Beelzebub was excellent train company on a trek home from The North.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 6th December 2014

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A classic Beelzebub of about average difficulty, I found, though with some quite tricky parsings, and plenty of nice long anagrams to work through.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 16th November 2014

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After struggling so much with 1,287, this one was quite a relief.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 16th November 2014

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I’m playing catchup again, almost like some sort of scandalously irresponsible blogger.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 2nd November 2014

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I’m having to finish this one off as I’m blogging. I think that’s more to do with struggling to find the time during the week rather than struggling with the puzzle, as everything seems to fall into place quite smoothly.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 26th October 2014

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Quite a tough week, and I struggled to finish things off. In fact I failed to do so, because 29 across has me beaten.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 19th October 2014

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A much tougher puzzle this week, I thought.

I found the right hand side particularly hard going, not least because I’d overconfidently entered THINGUMMYJIG at 1 across, making the long ones at 7 and 8 down impossible. Once that was spotted things finally fell into place, although I still can’t explain 7 down.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 19th October 2014

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It appears I’ve been caught out by the very passing of time, and that this Beelzebub is from two weeks ago, so apologies for that. I’ll try to get up to date in due course.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 5th October 2014

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A bit of a rollercoaster for me this week. When 1 across dropped in straight away, I thought this was going to be an easy ride. An hour later the second answer fell into place.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 29th September 2014

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I seem to have managed to complete this with barely a scribble or a note on the paper, so I assume it must have been fairly smooth going.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 21st September 2014

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About average difficulty this week, I’d say, with some very interesting bits and bobs of language in there.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 14th September 2014

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All very smooth and pleasing this week. I didn’t get an uninterrupted session to work on this, but instead steadily picked away during the week, which actually worked quite well.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 7th September 2014

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A very tough week, I thought. Plenty of nice long entries to work through though, which was pleasing.

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