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Guardian 26,358 / Puck

Posted by mhl on 13th September 2014

mhl.

A very difficult prize crossword, but with all of Puck’s usual wit and ingenuity.

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Guardian 26,363 by Tramp

Posted by PeterO on 12th September 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26363.

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Guardian 26,362 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 11th September 2014

Eileen.

A pretty easy-going puzzle from Paul on his [almost] best behaviour. Nicely-constructed, witty clues, with no obscurities – an enjoyable solve. Thanks, Paul.

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Guardian 26,361 by Pasquale

Posted by manehi on 10th September 2014

manehi.

Struggled with parts of this, especially in the NW. Plenty of the Don’s usual wit and elegance – favourites were 9ac, 5dn and 6/24

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Guardian 26,360 – Nutmeg

Posted by Andrew on 9th September 2014

Andrew.

This was another of those looks-hard-at-first-but-comes-out-nicely-once-you-get-going puzzles, which is just the kind I like, so thanks to Nutmeg for the entertainment.

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Guardian 26,359 by Chifonie

Posted by flashling on 8th September 2014

flashling.

Well, that was a struggle, very hard work and thought for a while it was going to beat me.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,352 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 6th September 2014

bridgesong.

This is last Saturday’s prize puzzle which did not appear in Saturday’s paper!

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Guardian 26,357 / Paul

Posted by Gaufrid on 5th September 2014

Gaufrid.

As he hadn’t appeared so far this week, and as he set last Saturday’s prize puzzle, I knew I was going to be in for a Paul today.

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Guardian 26,356 by Picaroon

Posted by PeterO on 4th September 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26356.

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Guardian 26,355 / Imogen

Posted by Eileen on 3rd September 2014

Eileen.

I have been looking forward to blogging my first Imogen puzzle and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with this one.

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Guardian 26,354 by Otterden

Posted by manehi on 2nd September 2014

manehi.

All fairly straightforward today, though I’m not a huge fan of the grid with six 3-letter solutions. Favourite clue was 22dn.

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Guardian 26,353 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 1st September 2014

Andrew.

Slightly trickier than the average Rufus, I thought, with fewer cryptic definitions than usual, making it seem more like a “normal” puzzle. Thanks to Rufus.

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Guardian August Bank Holiday Puzzle 26,346 by Maskarade

Posted by PeeDee on 30th August 2014

PeeDee.

An truly epic puzzle – epic to set, epic to solve and an epic to blog.  Thanks Maskarade!

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Guardian 26,351 – Qaos

Posted by Andrew on 29th August 2014

Andrew.

I didn’t enjoy this as much as some other Qaos puzzles, as I think there are some dodgy constructions, and a couple of rather weak CDs. However, there are are some great clues too, including two nice &lits.

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Guardian Cryptic 26350 Pasquale

Posted by scchua on 28th August 2014

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 devilishly difficult one, thanks to Pasquale.  Had to use electronic aids, including the cheat button for one.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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