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Guardian 26,406 / Philistine

Posted by mhl on 8th November 2014

mhl.

An enteratining puzzle from Philistine with a theme of nautical terminology.

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Guardian 26.411 – Imogen

Posted by Andrew on 7th November 2014

Andrew.

A good Friday challenge from Imogen, with some interesting clue constructions. Only two anagrams (and no partial anags) and no hidden clues, which perhaps explains my initial progress was slow. I thought the two cryptic definitions were a bit weak, but otherwise a great piece of work – thanks to Imogen.

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Guardian Cryptic 26410 Crucible

Posted by scchua on 6th November 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.)   Tough in a couple of spots, but managed in the end, though there’s one parsing I’m not sure of.  Thanks to Crucible.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,409 by Paul

Posted by PeterO on 5th November 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26409.

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Guardian 26,408 / Otterden

Posted by Eileen on 4th November 2014

Eileen.

Thanks to Gaufrid for standing in for me last week.

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Guardian 26,407 by Rufus

Posted by manehi on 3rd November 2014

manehi.

Gentle fun from Rufus…

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Guardian Prize 26,400 by Picaroon

Posted by bridgesong on 1st November 2014

bridgesong.

A themed puzzle with some very nice surfaces this week.

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Guardian 26,405 by Boatman

Posted by manehi on 31st October 2014

manehi.

An enjoyable, fairly straightforward solve with a nice theme (with little extra parallels across some of the thematic clues, e.g. 10ac/20ac, 2dn/16dn and 13dn/27 dn.) Favourites were 13ac and 19d.

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Guardian 26,404 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 30th October 2014

Andrew.

After yesterday’s strenuous tussle with Enigmatist, this was relatively a walk in the park, but with lots to enjoy, including several nice bits of &littish-ness. Thanks to Paul for the entertainment.

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Guardian 26,403 by Enigmatist

Posted by flashling on 29th October 2014

flashling.

Enigmatist told me he was on today at the weekend, so I’ve had a few days to dread this.

 

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Guardian 26,402 by Brummie

Posted by PeterO on 28th October 2014

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Guardian 26,401 / Chifonie

Posted by Gaufrid on 27th October 2014

Gaufrid.

It’s only been five days since Chifonie last appeared so I certainly didn’t expect to see him again today.

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Guardian Prize 26,394 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 25th October 2014

PeeDee.

More of the good stuff from Paul, inventive and irreverant as usual.

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Guardian 26,399 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 24th October 2014

Eileen.

A pretty straightforward but very enjoyable puzzle from Paul.

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Guardian 26,398 by Pasquale

Posted by manehi on 23rd October 2014

manehi.

Fun and very tough, this took me ages. Got stuck in the bottom left, and my last ones in were unfamiliar words guessed and checked…

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