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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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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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Beelzebub 1,292

Posted by Simon Harris on 14th December 2014

Simon Harris.

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

Simon Harris.

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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Beelzebub 1,290

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th December 2014

Simon Harris.

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

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Beelzebub 1,289

Posted by Simon Harris on 6th December 2014

Simon Harris.

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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Beelzebub 1,288

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th November 2014

Simon Harris.

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

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Beelzebub 1,287

Posted by Simon Harris on 16th November 2014

Simon Harris.

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

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Beelzebub 1,286

Posted by Simon Harris on 2nd November 2014

Simon Harris.

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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Beelzebub 1,285

Posted by Simon Harris on 26th October 2014

Simon Harris.

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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Beelzebub 1,284

Posted by Simon Harris on 19th October 2014

Simon Harris.

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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