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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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Posted by Simon Harris on 16th February 2014

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As if this week’s IoS crossword wasn’t enough of a challenge, this seemed to be quite a tough week from Beelzebub too.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 9th February 2014

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A two-sitting solve this week, with the Chambers app getting a thorough workout towards the end.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 2nd February 2014

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All relatively straightforward and unambiguous this week, I think, though no less enjoyable for it.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 26th January 2014

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Lovely stuff from Beelzebub once again, though a very challenging week compared to the last two, I found. As is becoming traditional, just the one bit of help needed from readers, at 25 across.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 19th January 2014

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This was a strangely similar solving experience to last week, where I thought I’d finished without resorting to aids, only to find I’d stuffed one up.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 12th January 2014

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Almost an unaided finish, but unfortunately I made one slip at 18 down.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 5th January 2014

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A slightly strange week for me. On the one hand I seemed to struggle greatly, having to resort to aids with only a few answers written in, yet on the other there doesn’t seem to be anything unusually toublesome in there.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 29th December 2013

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I do enjoy Beelzebub’s very occasional forays into thematic/special instructions territory, and it perhaps wasn’t a huge surprise to find just such a puzzle on the Sunday before Christmas.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 22nd December 2013

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Quite a solve of two halves for me this week. In the first sitting I managed a grand total of one clue solved, the very accessible 20ac.

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Posted by Simon Harris on 13th December 2013

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It’s in rather sombre circumstances that I return to blogging the even-numbered Beelzebubs, our other blogger Jed having sadly passed away recently.

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