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Guardian Prize 26,388 / Imogen

Posted by Eileen on 17th October 2014

Eileen.

I’ve enjoyed Imogen’s puzzles since they’ve appeared monthly since February and so I was pleased to get this one to blog.

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Guardian 26,393 by Crucible

Posted by PeterO on 17th October 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26393.

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Guardian 26,392 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 16th October 2014

Eileen.

An enjoyable puzzle from Brummie this morning, with a variety of clue types and a variety of general knowledge needed.

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Guardian 26,391 by Nutmeg

Posted by manehi on 15th October 2014

manehi.

Enjoyed this – a few trickier bits, and a lot of fun. Favourites 21ac and 4dn.

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Guardian 26,390 – Qaos

Posted by Andrew on 14th October 2014

Andrew.

Another puzzle where I made a slow start, but then steady progress to the end. Looking back there’s nothing too difficult here, but a nice variety of clues. Thanks to the setter.

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Guardian 26,389 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 13th October 2014

flashling.

Well after the Lord Mayor’s show that was Tyrus in the Indy, I’m rather glad to get a relatively easy Rufus.

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Guardian 26,382 / Puck

Posted by mhl on 11th October 2014

mhl.

Apologies for this being a rather more terse post than usual, but I’m afraid I’m recovering from an illness at the moment. This was a typically enjoyable crossword from Puck, whose cluing I always enjoy. The rubric for this puzzle read:

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Guardian Cryptic 26387 Otterden

Posted by scchua on 10th 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.)   This was a bit of a challenge, especially the upper half, but I did eventually finish it. Thanks to Otterden. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,386 by Chifonie

Posted by PeterO on 9th October 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26386.

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Guardian 26,385 / Tramp

Posted by Eileen on 8th October 2014

Eileen.

Seeing Tramp’s name under the puzzle is guaranteed to brighten up a dull morning!

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Guardian 26,384 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 7th October 2014

manehi.

Great stuff from Paul…

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Guardian 26,383 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 6th October 2014

Andrew.

Only two cryptic definitions today, but seven doubles (though in several of those the two definitions are very closely related), together with mostly very straightforward clues of other types, suitable for those who like an easy start to the week. Thanks to Rufus.

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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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