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Beelzebub 1,288

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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Beelzebub 1,287

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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Beelzebub 1,286

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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Beelzebub 1,285

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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Beelzebub 1,284

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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Beelzebub 1,283

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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Beelzebub 1,282

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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Beelzebub 1,281

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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Beelzebub 1,280

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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Beelzebub 1,279

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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Beelzebub 1,278

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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Beelzebub 1,277

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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Beelzebub 1,276

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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Beelzebub 1,275

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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