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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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Guardian 26,212 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 20th March 2014

Eileen.

An entertaining puzzle from Paul – reasonably straightforward, I think, with some ingenious constructions and several smiles to help things along. Many thanks to him.

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Guardian 26,211 by Arachne

Posted by manehi on 19th March 2014

manehi.

Tricky and fun from Arachne today. I groaned at 3dn, especially liked 18ac, 25ac and 23dn, and loved the definition for 2dn.

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Guardian 26,210 – Nutmeg

Posted by Andrew on 18th March 2014

Andrew.

Nutmeg has become quite a regular setter in the Cryptic seat recently. As she is perhaps better known as a Quiptic setter, I was expecting a fairly gentle ride this morning: maybe it’s just me, but I thought this was quite hard, and it took me quite a while to make much headway with it. Fortunately everything worked out in the end, with some interesting and varied clues. Thanks to Nutmeg.

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Guardian 26,209 by Brendan

Posted by flashling on 17th March 2014

flashling.

Welcome from a cold and grey Rochdale, the weather’s not much better. Brendan returns giving Rufus a week off.

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