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Guardian 26,478 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 26th January 2015

flashling.

Well it’s Monday, it’s Rufus, it’s mostly easy. You knew that before coming here though.

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Guardian Prize 26,471 by Picaroon

Posted by bridgesong on 24th January 2015

bridgesong.

This was a really tough puzzle with an appropriate mini-theme.

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Guardian Cryptic 26476 Boatman

Posted by scchua on 23rd January 2015

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)   Another Guardian slip today, which as of time of posting has not been rectified. It’s the wrong grid in the inter-active version, but the PDF version has got the right one. Still, neither has a clue to 1 across.   I wonder what’s in the paper. Thanks to Boatman, for an otherwise fairly straightforward puzzle, once the theme was identified. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,475 by Tramp

Posted by PeterO on 22nd January 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,474 / Otterden

Posted by Eileen on 21st January 2015

Eileen.

I’m going to echo Andrew’s preamble to his blog of the most recent Otterden puzzle: ‘I haven’t been particularly impressed by Otterden’s puzzles in the past, and I’m afraid this one has done nothing to change my opinion’ . My own comment on the one before that was that I was ‘still not warming to his style’, which, I’m afraid, still holds true.

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Guardian 26,473 by Puck

Posted by manehi on 20th January 2015

manehi.

Found this very slow going, but ultimately rewarding…

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Guardian 26,472 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 19th January 2015

Andrew.

I’m short of time this morning, so please excuse the rather brief explanations below. A very Rufus-y Rufus today, with six double and eight (!) cryptic definitions: some of the latter rather obvious, others less so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Prize 26,465 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 17th January 2015

PeeDee.

Good fun yet again from Paul.

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Guardian 26,470 – Crucible

Posted by Andrew on 16th January 2015

Andrew.

For some reason I found this a bit of a slog while I was solving it, but looking back I see that there’s a nice variety of clues and lots to admire. There are couple of items of “general knowledge” requited that might puzzle non-UK solvers. Thanks to Crucible.

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Guardian Cryptic 26469 Paul

Posted by scchua on 15th January 2015

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)   About midway in difficulty level for a Paul puzzle, I thought. Thanks to Paul. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,468 by Chifonie

Posted by PeterO on 14th January 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,467 / Nutmeg

Posted by Eileen on 13th January 2015

Eileen.

I see that in the preamble to my last blog of a Nutmeg puzzle I referred to the elegance of the clues, the silky smoothness of the surfaces and the lightness of touch. Here’s more of the same. Favourite clues from a nicely varied set: 11, 14 and 18ac and 6, 13 and 19dn.

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Guardian 26,466 – Rufus (updated from placeholder)

Posted by manehi on 12th January 2015

manehi.
Due to some nasty delays at the airport I won’t be able to blog until 2pm (UK) or so, but discuss away!

Blog now updated – thanks for the comments, and the good wishes.

Found this both easier and more fun than usual for Rufus, most likely because I was, for once, on the right wavelength for most of the many cryptic and double defs. Favourites were 13dn and 21dn…

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Guardian prize 26,459 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 10th January 2015

Eileen.

What a treat to get a Puck puzzle for my first Prize blog of the new year!

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Guardian 26,464 by Brummie

Posted by manehi on 9th January 2015

manehi.

Really enjoyed this…

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