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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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Posted by Simon Harris on 31st August 2014

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All very smooth this week, though not unchallenging. There are some particularly nice surface readings, while if someone could confirm 23 down, I’d be grateful.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 25th August 2014

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This all seemed fairly straightforward for the most part, with Chambers just required to wrap up a few loose ends. The bit where I am stumped is 25 down.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 17th August 2014

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Quite a challenge this week, I thought. I made steady progress through the week, but eventually had to resort to all kinds of cheating to finish, particularly for some of the longer, rarer words.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 10th August 2014

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Definitely at the easier end of the Beelzebub spectrum. I fairly raced through this, and it might have been an unaided, single-sitting finish had I not had to check a couple in Chambers.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 3rd August 2014

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A tough week for me, though I made life difficult for myself by inventing a word for 1 across and writing it in without thinking to even check. Well, all the letters of the anagram were in there.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 27th July 2014

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An interesting grid this week, with quite a few short entries and 90° rotational symmetry.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 20th July 2014

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This seemed a very tough week, and it has taken me until today to get things finished off.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 13th July 2014

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Another week whereby about two thirds went in unaided, and then the rest put up quite the struggle. I believe I have at least managed to parse everything this week.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 6th July 2014

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Quite a challenge this week, and browsing the list of answers, it’s not hard to see why.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 29th June 2014

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Well I never. Another unaided finish, though admittedly it took until Thursday and there was some very tentative guesswork involved.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd June 2014

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Perhaps a little harder than last week. I managed about two thirds unaided, then hit Chambers pretty hard for the rest.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 15th June 2014

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A very enjoyable puzzle, and I was pleased to finish this one unaided, which isn’t something I manage often.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 8th June 2014

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Generally quite mid-paced in terms of difficulty, I found, though there are a couple left to explain this week, at 14 across and 20 down.

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