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Guardian 26,492 by Arachne

Posted by flashling on 11th February 2015

flashling.

Apologies for the delay, forgot it was my turn, so this is a bit rushed, can’t explain one of them either.

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Guardian 26,491 by Crucible

Posted by PeterO on 10th February 2015

PeterO.

Much as you may have wished it, Eileen has not hijacked the blog, and you are stuck with me in my turn today. The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26491.

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Guardian 26,490 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 9th February 2015

Eileen.

Don’t worry – this is not a complete take-over of the Guardian blogging slot: because of the way the rota works, my monthly Prize blog coincided with the overlap of the weekly ones, which is why you’ve had me three times running.

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Guardian Prize 26,483 / Philistine

Posted by Eileen on 6th February 2015

Eileen.

The first Philistine puzzle this year and it’s many months since I got to blog one, so this was a real treat for me.

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Guardian 26,488 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 6th February 2015

Eileen.

I didn’t know what to expect after a quite remarkable week of puzzles, so, before I went to bed, I sneaked a look at the Guardian website to see who awaited me in the morning. Brummie! – so I then peeped at the 15² archive to refresh my memory re recent puzzles and was reminded that the most recent ones had been themed around the Gormenghast books and Woody Allen films. ‘Oh dear’, I thought, and went to bed to [try to] sleep before my paper arrived in the morning – always so much more comforting to solve in the paper than on a print-out!

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Guardian 26,487 by Nutmeg

Posted by manehi on 5th February 2015

manehi.
A fun challenge from Nutmeg today, with some lovely surfaces and a nice mini-theme. Favourites 19ac and 17dn.

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Guardian 26,486 – Shed

Posted by Andrew on 4th February 2015

Andrew.

A good week for Guardian puzzles continues with a welcome return of Shed after a bit of a gap (his last weekday puzzle was last September). My first one in was 1a, and I thought it might be leading to some kind of theme, but I can’t see anything. Nothing too hard here, but good solid clueing. Thanks to Shed.

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Guardian 26,485 by Picaroon

Posted by flashling on 3rd February 2015

flashling.

A Tuesday puzzle with a bit of a bite to it.

 

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Guardian 26,484 by Orlando

Posted by PeterO on 2nd February 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,477 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 31st January 2015

mhl.

A satisfying prize crossword from Paul; not too difficult but lots to enjoy.

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Guardian 26,482 by Pasquale

Posted by PeterO on 30th January 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,481 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 29th January 2015

Eileen.

A mixture of some very succinct / straightforward clues [the last three, for instance] which wouldn’t be out of place in a Rufus puzzle, and others which  were typically Pauline ones, in construction and / or  wordplay, making, for me, a most enjoyable solve. Thank you, Paul.

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Guardian 26,480 by Chifonie

Posted by manehi on 28th January 2015

manehi.

A quick, enjoyable solve with very tidy clueing throughout. Favourites 25ac and 1dn. Thanks, Chifonie.

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Guardian 26,479 – Brendan

Posted by Andrew on 27th January 2015

Andrew.

A very welcome return by Brendan after an absence of more than six months. I thought this was going to be a walkover after filling in the NW corner very quickly, but things got a little tougher after. Once again I am rather short of time, so please excuse the brief (and in one case incomplete) explanations below.

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Guardian 26,478 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 26th January 2015

flashling.

Well it’s Monday, it’s Rufus, it’s mostly easy. You knew that before coming here though.

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