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Guardian Prize 26,543 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 18th April 2015

bridgesong.

A very straightforward prize puzzle from Paul this week, with two mini-themes.

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Guardian 26,548 / Qaos

Posted by Eileen on 17th April 2015

Eileen.

I had decided to have a go at doing my own blog today [renewed thanks to Gaufrid for last week] – broken wrist notwithstanding [it was with falling over, actually ;-) ] knowing that it would take rather longer than usual.

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Guardian 26,547 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 16th April 2015

manehi.

Enjoyed this, getting stuck several times after a quick start. Particularly liked 21ac, 25ac, and 8dn. Thanks, Paul.

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Guardian 26,546 – Pasquale

Posted by Andrew on 15th April 2015

Andrew.

This started off seeming quite a gentle ride by Pasquale standards, but I got a bit held up on the left-hand side by what I think is a rather unsatisfactory clue for 1d. Apart from that I enjoyed the puzzle: as usual there were a few less-familiar words, but generally very clearly clued, so no complaints from me about those. Thanks to Pasquale

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Guardian 26,545 by Nutmeg

Posted by flashling on 14th April 2015

flashling.

A bright sunny morning brings Nutmeg, who can be quite a tricksy setter to unravel.

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Guardian 26,544 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 13th April 2015

PeterO.

My apologies for the late arrival of this blog. The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26544

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Guardian Easter Prize Puzzle 26,537 by Maskarade

Posted by PeeDee on 11th April 2015

PeeDee.

A real treat to solve and to blog.  Thank you Maskarade.

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Guardian 26,542 by Tramp

Posted by PeterO on 10th April 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,541 / Philistine

Posted by Gaufrid on 9th April 2015

Gaufrid.

I am sure that some of you will have been expecting to see Eileen here today but unfortunately she has broken her wrist and is unable to type so you will have to put up with me for the next few weeks.

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Guardian 26,540 by Picaroon

Posted by manehi on 8th April 2015

manehi.

Lots to like here, with excellent surfaces and cleverly disguised definitions. Favourites were 10ac, 24ac and 3dn.

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Guardian 26,539 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 7th April 2015

Andrew.

Good fun as always from Paul, with a mini-theme around the two long answers. I got both of these early on, from the enumerations and a few crossing letters, and the rest didn’t cause too many problems. Thanks to Paul

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Guardian 26,538 by Shed

Posted by flashling on 6th April 2015

flashling.

Monday morning and of course it’s Rufus, oh hang on it’s not.

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Guardian Prize 26,531 / Otterden

Posted by Eileen on 4th April 2015

Eileen.

I know that Otterden has plenty of admirers here but regular readers will know that he does not feature in my long list of favourite setters and so I have followed Qaos’ advice to one of the commenters here to attempt to find something positive to say for each comment that is less so – or, in some cases, simply to resist adding a negative comment.

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Guardian Cryptic 26536 Chifonie

Posted by scchua on 3rd April 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.)   A nice puzzle, quite straightforward I thought.  Thanks to Chifonie.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,535 by Imogen

Posted by PeterO on 2nd April 2015

PeterO.

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