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Guardian 26,342 by Puck

Posted by PeterO on 19th August 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26342.

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Guardian 26,341 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 18th August 2014

Eileen.

It’s Monday, it’s Rufus, with the usual potpourri of anagrams and double and cryptic definitions – and the characteristic silky-smooth surfaces, with some smiles along the way. Thank you, Rufus, for a pleasant puzzle.

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Guardian 26,334 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 16th August 2014

mhl.

As ever a very entertaining crossword from Paul. This wasn’t a difficult solve, but great fun. My favourite clues were 23a,26a and 13a, which are both excellent. The only slight oddity here was having both DANCER and DANCE in the grid at the end, since there are several reasonable alternatives for D_N_E.

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Guardian 26,339 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 15th August 2014

Eileen.

I’m going to repeat what I said in the preamble to my last blog of a Paul puzzle, a couple of weeks ago – that it was a bit of a mixture, with some clues that wouldn’t seem out of place in a Rufus puzzle [today, for example, 13ac, 23ac, 26ac, 5dn, 15dn, 18dn, 19dn] while others are unmistakably Paul [3,24 and 10dn].

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Guardian 26,338 by Brummie

Posted by manehi on 14th August 2014

manehi.

Found this very difficult, and in the end had to guess-then-Google a couple of unfamiliar words…

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Guardian 26,337 – Crucible

Posted by Andrew on 13th August 2014

Andrew.

An enjoyable puzzle from Crucible that wasn’t too hard once I spotted the theme (even though I didn’t get the linking word at 9d until quite late on). A couple of slightly obscure words and tricky constructions, but all clearly and fairly clued. Thanks to Crucible.

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Guardian 26,336 by Chifonie

Posted by flashling on 12th August 2014

flashling.

Well, not much to say today. Chifonie at possibly his mildest.

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Guardian 26,335 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 11th August 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26335.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,328 by Pasquale

Posted by bridgesong on 9th August 2014

bridgesong.

A puzzle with a particularly appropriate theme from Pasquale this week.

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Guardian 26,333 by Otterden

Posted by PeterO on 8th August 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26333.

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Guardian 26,332 / Tramp

Posted by Eileen on 7th August 2014

Eileen.

I’d almost given up hope of blogging another Tramp puzzle, as it’s over a year since my last one. This one was, as expected, well worth waiting for.

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Guardian 26,331 by Philistine

Posted by manehi on 6th August 2014

manehi.

Found this slow going but not too tricky, and with lots to enjoy. I liked the little “theme” of linked clues, as well as 13ac, 16/22 and 25ac.

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Guardian 26,330 – Imogen

Posted by Andrew on 5th August 2014

Andrew.

Things got off to a bad start when I went to the Guardian site and saw that “this crossword is not yet available” (as it’s still saying as I write this at 9.20am). Fortunately it didn’t take too much detective work to track down the PDF version, and it was soon obvious that this puzzle has the unusual feature that several of the entries occur in more than one clue. In fact there’s a chain: 25,15/15,10/10,18/18,7/7,21/21,29. Understandably the online version can’t cope with this kind of thing; less understandably, surely someone must have known in advance that this would be a problem, so that the website could have said this and given a link to the PDF, rather than just an error message.

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Guardian 26,329 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 4th August 2014

flashling.

Good morning, the usual Rufusian mixture of stuff and a grid that shouldn’t provoke too many whinges.

 

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Guardian 26,322 / Paul (26/7/14)

Posted by Gaufrid on 2nd August 2014

Gaufrid.

I didn’t know when solving this puzzle that I was going to be blogging it otherwise I would have made some notes at the time. I only found out several days  later that the scheduled blogger was on holiday with no Internet access and so would be unable to post.

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