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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

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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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Guardian 26,279 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 6th June 2014

Eileen.

I haven’t been able to detect any encrypted references to the D-day landings  but, as ever, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Here is Paul in Mr Clean mode, with a puzzle that I found very entertaining and enjoyable. Many thanks to him.

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Guardian 26,278 by Imogen

Posted by manehi on 5th June 2014

manehi.

I found this tough to get through – after the few easier clues went in, there was a lot of guessing from checking letters and trying to make the wordplay fit. Really enjoyed 9ac, 8dn and 14dn.

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Guardian 26,277 – Picaroon

Posted by Andrew on 4th June 2014

Andrew.

As seems to have become the norm when I contend with Picaroon, I made a slow start, but followed this with steady progress through to the end. I was able to guess, or dredge from my memory, a couple of slightly obscure words with easyish clues, and generally enjoyed this a lot. Thanks to Picaroon

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Guardian 26,276 by Philistine

Posted by flashling on 3rd June 2014

flashling.

This was quite a struggle in places. rather tougher than the last Philistine I blogged.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,275 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on 2nd June 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26275.

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