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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,376 by Philistine

Posted by bridgesong on 4th October 2014

bridgesong.

A tougher than usual challenge this week, on a theme which was unfamiliar to me.

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Guardian 26,381 – Picaroon

Posted by Andrew on 3rd October 2014

Andrew.

A very entertaining puzzle from Picaroon, where I realised early on what was happening in 10 across (after getting 23/12), but that didn’t make the other thematic phrases any easier to solve. I particularly liked a number of cleverly-concealed definitions: 13a, 4d/24a, 13d, 16d, 18d and 22d among others. Many thanks to Picaroon.

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Guardian Cryptic 26380 Paul

Posted by scchua on 2nd October 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.)   As I usually find with Paul, few pickings initially, but one can count on all being revealed, bit by enjoyable bit.  Thanks to Paul.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,379 by Pasquale

Posted by PeterO on 1st October 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26379

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Guardian 26,378 / Shed

Posted by Eileen on 30th September 2014

Eileen.

A welcome return appearance from Shed. I was lucky enough to blog his last puzzle, a couple of months ago, and said then that we don’t see enough of him.

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Guardian 26,377 by Rufus

Posted by manehi on 29th September 2014

manehi.

Nothing too tricksy from Rufus, but lots of fun…

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,370 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 27th September 2014

PeeDee.

Harder than usual for Paul, it took me a long while to get going on this one – until the theme was uncovered.  A typically inventive and varied puzzle from Paul, and (mostly) very entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,375 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 26th September 2014

manehi.

Got into this quickly…

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Guardian 26,374 – Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 25th September 2014

Andrew.

A typically straightforward puzzle from Chifone, with the usual preponderance of charades. Perhaps a couple of slightly obscure answers, but nothing to delay regular solvers for long.

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Guardian 26,373 by Nutmeg

Posted by flashling on 24th September 2014

flashling.

Nutmeg returns, some tricky stuff today.

 

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Guardian 26,372 by Otterden

Posted by PeterO on 23rd September 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26372.

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Guardian 26,371 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 22nd September 2014

Eileen.

A bit of a mixture from Rufus today – mostly straightforward but one or two [22ac, 23dn] needed a bit more thought. As usual, a number of double and cryptic definitions – but only two anagrams [surely a record?]. Characteristically smooth and witty surfaces throughout – many thanks, Rufus

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Guardian Prize 26,364 / Crucible

Posted by Eileen on 20th September 2014

Eileen.

I loved every minute of this puzzle but for me it was over far too quickly – because I was enjoying it so much. I would never say a puzzle was ‘too easy’ – I was just on the wavelength for this one and the theme was very congenial and so it didn’t present any problems.

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Guardian 26,369 / Boatman

Posted by Eileen on 19th September 2014

Eileen.

An enjoyable puzzle from Boatman – but not really one to have solved and blogged before breakfast! There’s a good variety of clue types and generally smooth surfaces and a few smiles and ahas to add spice.

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Guardian 26,368 by Brummie

Posted by manehi on 18th September 2014

manehi.

Really liked this. Started quickly…

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