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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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Guardian Prize 26,268 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 31st May 2014

Eileen.

The special instructions were similar to those of the previous Saturday’s Prize puzzle: ‘eight clues lack a definition; their solutions are of a kind’.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,273 by Arachne

Posted by PeterO on 30th May 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26273.

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Guardian 26,272 / Boatman

Posted by Eileen on 29th May 2014

Eileen.

This is my third Boatman blog in a row and I’m not complaining. Last time, I said he had led me a merry dance and I’d had a ball but I shall refrain from making any corny comments on the theme today. I thought some of the clues were rather strained in order to accommodate it – but I think I’m probably just feeling a bit grumpy because I still can’t see how a couple of them work. Thanks to Boatman for what was generally an enjoyable puzzle.

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Guardian 26,271 by Chifonie

Posted by manehi on 28th May 2014

manehi.

Enjoyed this puzzle from Chifonie, nicely clued with some lovely surfaces and not too difficult. Favourites were 2d and 5d.

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Guardian 26,270 / Nutmeg

Posted by Gaufrid on 27th May 2014

Gaufrid.

With only two entries during my first pass through the clues I thought I was going to struggle with this one. However, slow but steady progress ensued and the grid was gradually filled in, starting with the right hand side, followed by the SW quadrant and finally the NW corner.

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Guardian 26,269 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 26th May 2014

flashling.

It’s Bank Holiday monday, it’s Rufus, it’s raining, what did you expect?

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Guardian 26,262 / Imogen

Posted by mhl on 24th May 2014

mhl.

We found this a very enjoyable prize puzzle, although a fairly tough one, we thought – it took ages for us to get the theme…

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Guardian Cryptic 26267 Tramp

Posted by scchua on 23rd May 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.)   It’s been some time since I last blogged a Tramp.  Today’s is just as tricky and just as enjoyable, with many clues having Muppets references.  Thanks to Tramp.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,266 by Crucible

Posted by PeterO on 22nd May 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26266.

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Guardian 26,265 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 21st May 2014

Eileen.

I started solving this puzzle before breakfast but had to break off and go and have some! Nothing too taxing but lots of fun and some lovely clues. Many thanks, Paul

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Guardian 26,264 by Chifonie

Posted by manehi on 20th May 2014

manehi.

Found this enjoyable and tough – got stuck in the west half of the grid, but Chifonie’s usual neat clueing got me there in the end. 20ac last in, and probably my favourite.

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