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Guardian Prize 26,412 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 15th November 2014

Eileen.

For a while now we’ve been having a Paul Prize puzzle every other week, apart from the last two weeks. Nevertheless, it was a bit of a surprise to see one today, as we’d had one earlier in the week. No complaints from me, though: I found this very entertaining and enjoyable, with a good variety of clue styles and a few smiles and aha moments to keep the interest going – and just one touch of the characteristic Pauline ribaldry.

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Guardian 26,417 / Paul

Posted by Gaufrid on 14th November 2014

Gaufrid.

I was going to say that this is Paul’s weekly appearance but last week we had him twice within four days so who knows what tomorrow will bring.

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Guardian 26,416 by Tramp

Posted by PeterO on 13th November 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26416.

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Guardian 26,415 / Nutmeg

Posted by Eileen on 12th November 2014

Eileen.

A really elegant and thoroughly enjoyable puzzle from Nutmeg today.

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Guardian 26,414 by Pasquale

Posted by manehi on 11th November 2014

manehi.

On the easy side for Pasquale, but with nice cluing and a few obscure words as usual…

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Guardian 26,413 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 10th November 2014

Andrew.

I found this very much on the easy side, even by Rufus’s standards, with many clues being immediate write-ins, and no serious hold-ups. Thanks to the setter. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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