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Guardian Prize No 26,495 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 21st February 2015

bridgesong.

An alphabetical jigsaw – with rhyming couplets, no less! – to celebrate what would have been Araucaria’s 94th birthday on Monday of this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,500 – Puck

Posted by Andrew on 20th February 2015

Andrew.

Some good Puckish fun today – nicely positioned in difficulty, but with a twist…

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Guardian 26,499 by Paul

Posted by flashling on 19th February 2015

flashling.

Scchua is away celebrating the Chinese new year so you’ve got me you lucky chaps & chapesses

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Guardian 26,498 by Boatman

Posted by PeterO on 18th February 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,497 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 17th February 2015

Eileen.

It’s very good to see a Brendan puzzle again, relatively soon after his welcome return.

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Guardian 26,496 by Rufus

Posted by manehi on 16th February 2015

manehi.

Pleasant Monday fun from Rufus – favourites were 13ac, 3dn and 5dn.

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Guardian Prize 26,489 by Imogen

Posted by PeeDee on 14th February 2015

PeeDee.

I found this quite difficult, and for a while a bit frustrating.

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Guardian 26,494 by Qaos

Posted by manehi on 13th February 2015

manehi.

Found this tough but fun, with 1ac, 11ac and 20/27 my favourites. Thanks Qaos.

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Guardian 26,493 / Tramp

Posted by Andrew on 12th February 2015

Andrew.

I found this very hard, and a bit of a slog – I seemed to be staring at a virtually empty grid for ages. Even getting the long answer at 11,2 didn’t make things much easier, though looking back there’s nothing particularly tricky in most of the clues. Tramp is one of my favourite setters, but somehow this one didn’t hit the spot as much as usual. Maybe it’s just me. Thanks to the setter.

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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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