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Guardian 26,313 by Paul

Posted by flashling on 16th July 2014

flashling.

Well its Paul so we expect a bit of rudeness and lots of playful word play.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,312 by Pasquale

Posted by PeterO on 15th July 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26312.

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Guardian 26,311 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 14th July 2014

Eileen.

Another fairly typical Monday 5dn of nifty anagrams and double and cryptic [some more than others] definitions, with, characteristically, some nautical terms for good measure. Thank you, Rufus, for a pleasant start to my birthday.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,304 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 12th July 2014

bridgesong.

A Parliamentary theme for this week’s prize puzzle, with references to current Parliamentarians from the three major parties in England.

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Guardian 26,309 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 11th July 2014

Eileen.

I’m used to being delightfully led up the garden path by Puck and this time he did it good and proper – a real double bluff, as far as I ‘m concerned.

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Guardian 26,308 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 10th July 2014

manehi.

Got into this quickly, then got a little stuck on the last few. Lots of nice (and typically Paul) clues – my favourite might be 24dn.

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Guardian 26,307 – Imogen

Posted by Andrew on 9th July 2014

Andrew.

Perhaps a controversial theme in this one … Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,306 by Chifonie

Posted by flashling on 8th July 2014

flashling.

So after yesterday’s Brendan theme filled fun, we have a Chifonie, who has some surfaces to rival Dac’s in another place.

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Guardian Cryptic No. 26,305 by Brendan

Posted by PeterO on 7th July 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26305.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,298 by Picaroon

Posted by PeeDee on 5th July 2014

PeeDee.

I made hard work of this one, but it was enjoyable work.  Thanks Picaroon.

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Guardian Cryptic No. 26,303 by Tramp

Posted by PeterO on 4th July 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26303.

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Guardian 26,302 / Chifonie

Posted by Eileen on 3rd July 2014

Eileen.

I’ve been chewing my pen, as it were, trying to compose a preamble for this puzzle and have decided to say simply that it’s a fairly typical Chifonie puzzle, I think – but, sticking my neck out, one perhaps more suited to the Quiptic slot.

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Guardian 26,301 by Nutmeg

Posted by manehi on 2nd July 2014

manehi.

I found this tough to get into, but rewarding once I did. Favourites were 1, 7 and 8 down.

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Guardian 26,300 – Brummie

Posted by Andrew on 1st July 2014

Andrew.

I made pretty quick work of this: there are quite a few clues that either had giveaway definitions or made their cryptic structure rather too obvious (a common feature of Brummie’s clues). I have a couple of quibbles, noted below, but generally this was well-constructed, if a bit low on excitement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,299 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 30th June 2014

flashling.

Well it’s Monday, it’s Rufus. You’ve probably got a good idea what’s coming.

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