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Guardian 26,227 by Rufus

Posted by manehi on 7th April 2014

manehi.

Enjoyed this, but just wasn’t on the right wavelength for Rufus’s cryptic defs this week, so my last couple in took considerably longer after the rest was done. 27ac was my favourite.

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Guardian Prize 26,220 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 5th April 2014

Eileen.

I really enjoyed this. It all went in without any problems but with lots of entertainment and smiles along the way, with a mini-theme to help keep things going.

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Guardian 26,225 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 4th April 2014

manehi.

Very entertaining from Paul today, with lots of clever cluing – 9/18ac, 21ac, 26ac, 1dn, 5/7dn and 23/20dn were particular favourites. Not too difficult though, despite some unfamiliar words at 5ac, 14ac and 27ac.

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Guardian 26,224 – Nutmeg

Posted by Andrew on 3rd April 2014

Andrew.

It’s only just over two weeks since I blogged Nutmeg’s last cryptic puzzle (and there’s been a Quiptic in between as well)> I have no complaints about that: this puzzle is a bit easier than the previous one, but still nicely crafted and with some amusing clues. Thanks to Nutmeg.

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Guardian 26,223 / Tramp

Posted by Writinghawk on 2nd April 2014

Writinghawk.

A pleasant outing from Tramp with nothing too hard.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,222 by Brendan

Posted by PeterO on 1st April 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26222.

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Guardian 26,221 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 31st March 2014

Eileen.

Thanks to Rufus for a characteristic potpourri of anagrams and double and cryptic definitions to start the week.

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Guardian 26,214 / Maskarade

Posted by mhl on 29th March 2014

mhl.

An enjoyable enough prize puzzle from Maskerade; I had a few minor grumbles, but bar a couple of clues with unfamiliar references we found it a pretty easy solve. 1d was my favourite clue, I think.

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Guardian 26,219 / Pasquale

Posted by Eileen on 28th March 2014

Eileen.

The special instructions tell us that all across solutions share a common theme, not further defined. This may prompt the usual comments that such puzzles turn out to be a write-in for the initiated and / or a chore for the less well informed.

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Guardian 26,218 by Shed

Posted by manehi on 27th March 2014

manehi.

A nice puzzle from Shed – I found this on the easier side at first but tough to finish. Favourite clues were 5ac, 24ac and 4dn. 29ac was new to me.

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Guardian 26,217 – Otterden

Posted by Andrew on 26th March 2014

Andrew.

I’m sorry to say I didn’t find this very satisfying – as in previous Otterden puzzles there are some excessively obvious clues (e.g. 26a, 3d) and some rather dodgy constructions. There are some sound and reasonable clues as well, but nothing to get very excited about.

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Guardian 26,216 by Orlando

Posted by flashling on 25th March 2014

flashling.

Orlando today with a rather sweet crossword….

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Guardian Cryptic N° 23,215 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 24th March 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26215.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,208 by Puck

Posted by bridgesong on 22nd March 2014

bridgesong.

A musical theme for this week’s prize puzzle from Puck.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,213 by Picaroon

Posted by PeterO on 21st March 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26213.

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