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Guardian 26,294 by Shed

Posted by manehi on 24th June 2014

manehi.

Slightly on the easier side for a Shed, but lots of fun. I particularly liked 8 and 10ac, 11ac, 17ac, 23a and 4dn.

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Guardian 26,293 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 23rd June 2014

Andrew.

I found this a bit harder than usual for a Rufus, with the large helping of cryptic definitions causing some of the difficulty. On the other hand the non-CDs were generally straightforward and well constructed, with a couple of nice &lits. Thanks to Rufus.

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Guardian 26,286 / Tramp

Posted by mhl on 21st June 2014

mhl.

This is another of Tramp’s excellent densely themed crosswords: the subject of this one, as he said on Twitter was the England vs Italy match that took place on the Saturday when the puzzle came out. As he says there, you’d need very little football knowledge to solve the puzzle – just 22 across perhaps being tough if you’ve never heard of the player.

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Guardian 26,291 – Imogen

Posted by Andrew on 20th June 2014

Andrew.

A enjoyable puzzle from Imogen, where spotting the theme early on helped a lot.

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Guardian 26,290 / Puck

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th June 2014

Gaufrid.

I didn’t particularly enjoy this puzzle when solving it shortly after dawn this morning and I enjoyed it even less when I had to write this post at short notice because the scheduled blogger had failed to turn up. Usually I find Puck’s puzzles fun and light-hearted but this one seemed to lack sparkle and some of the clues left a bit to be desired, at least for me.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,289 by Nutmeg

Posted by PeterO on 18th June 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26289.

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Guardian 26,288 / Qaos

Posted by Eileen on 17th June 2014

Eileen.

A sunny morning made sunnier on seeing Qaos’ name on the puzzle I was down to blog.

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Guardian 26,287 by Chifonie

Posted by manehi on 16th June 2014

manehi.

Straightforward Monday fun from Chifonie. Favourites were 24ac and 27ac

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,280 by Pasquale

Posted by bridgesong on 14th June 2014

bridgesong.

A themed puzzle from Pasquale to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the person referred to in the preamble.

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Guardian 26,285 by Crucible

Posted by manehi on 13th June 2014

manehi.

Enjoyable, but tough to get into…

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Guardian 26,284 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 12th June 2014

Andrew.

I found this pretty easy for a Paul, getting though most of it very quickly. Unusually I also found quite a few of the clues rather pedestrian, with some giveaway definitions, and generally a lack of the sort of invention we’ve come to expect. Still, there was toilet humour (literally) for those that like it, and the puzzle wasn’t totally devoid of interest – 5,21 was interesting, and I liked 8d and the slightly dodgy homophone in 3,22. So, despite my misgivings, thanks to Paul.

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Guardian 26,283 by Orlando

Posted by flashling on 11th June 2014

flashling.

A peach of a puzzle.

 

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Guardian Cryptic No. 26,282 by Brummie

Posted by PeterO on 10th June 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26282.

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Guardian 26,281 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 9th June 2014

Eileen.

A fairly typical Rufus puzzle, with a number of neat anagrams and double definitions – though rather fewer cryptic definitions today. A couple of the double definitions are rather close in meaning but there are some nice clues at 1ac, 5ac, 23ac, 4dn, 18dn and 21dn – and a pretty poor one, I’m afraid, at 22dn. The surfaces, as always, are elegant throughout. Thank you, Rufus – I enjoyed it.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,274 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 7th June 2014

PeeDee.

This was a treat to solve and blog.

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