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Posted by Simon Harris on 1st June 2014

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I’m a little behind with my Beelzebub postings, for which I apologise.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 25th May 2014

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It’s hard to describe this puzzle as anything other than vintage Beelzebub.

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Beelzebub 1,262

Posted by Simon Harris on 18th May 2014

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Goodness me, this was a tough one. I’ve been working on it until today, and I’m not even quite finished now.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 11th May 2014

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This seemed to be around the middle of the difficulty range for Beelzebub, with lots of interesting new terms to pick up, and hopefully remember for future reference.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 4th May 2014

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Another solve of two halves for me, almost literally.

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Beelzebub 1,259

Posted by Simon Harris on 27th April 2014

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This seemed to be a solve of two halves for me. Progress was quite smooth until the last half dozen or so entries, whereby I had to hit the Chambers search pretty hard to get finished. Still, a few new words were learned in the process, which is no bad thing.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 20th April 2014

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After several weeks of having to blog puzzles that had me wondering aloud whether I’d forgotten how to even solve them, this was a bit of a relief.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 13th April 2014

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It comes to something when Beelzebub is the easiest of the three Independent crosswords one has to blog on a given weekend.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 6th April 2014

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After a few rather challenging weeks on the trot, this puzzle seemed a little more tractable. In fact I was back to my old tricks of thinking I’d finished the whole thing unaided, then realising I’d a single square wrong.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 29th March 2014

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Another quite tough week, I found. I had barely half the grid filled before reaching for Chambers. That helped with confirming 16, 24 and 28 and things started to fall in quite smoothly from there on.

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Beelzebub 1,254

Posted by Simon Harris on 23rd March 2014

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Another very tough week, I found. Let’s hope it’s not just me losing my faculties.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 16th March 2014

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A very challenging puzzle which saw me struggling to finish it throughout the week. Several (for example 1 across and 17 across) took quite some time to work out, but I hope I’ve managed to understand everything this week.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 9th March 2014

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Just the one I can’t explain this week, which admittedly is often the case. 31 across has me beaten so I’ve reproduced the clue.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 2nd March 2014

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The usual top quality puzzle from Beelzebub. I didn’t find anything too problematic in there this week, and I think I’ve been able to explain them all.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd February 2014

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A very entertaining puzzle this week, I thought. There were plenty of unfamiliar terms and spellings, though they were all well signposted, meaning that while a fair bit of confirmation was needed from Chambers, I managed this in one sitting.

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