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Guardian 26,510 by Puck

Posted by manehi on 4th March 2015

manehi.

Found this tough…

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Guardian 26,509 – Screw

Posted by Andrew on 3rd March 2015

Andrew.

A new setter makes his Guardian debut, and a very promising one, with a good variety of sound clues. I found this quite hard, perhaps partly because I didn’t know what to expect, but it all yilded nicely in the end. Thanks to Screw, and welcome.

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Guardian 26,508 by Rufus

Posted by flashling on 2nd March 2015

flashling.

Good morning, as expected a Rufus for a bright and cold Monday here in Suffolk after a wet and windy night.

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Guardian 26,501 / Pasquale

Posted by mhl on 28th February 2015

mhl.

It’s always a pleasure to post about a Pasquale crossword, which for me hasn’t come round in a while. This one had a theme, introduced in this rubric:

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Guardian Cryptic 26506 Picaroon

Posted by scchua on 27th February 2015

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.)   Slow to get started, but the pace quickened towards the finish (maybe it was the late night last night). Thanks to Picaroon for an enjoyable solve. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,505 by Chifonie

Posted by PeterO on 26th February 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,504 / Brummie

Posted by Eileen on 25th February 2015

Eileen.

I enjoyed solving this one. As one who delights in witty, story-telling surfaces, I’ve sometimes despaired of some of Brummie’s but there are some really interesting pictures conjured up by some of these! There are one or two less familiar words but immaculately clued, so no problem.

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Guardian 26,503 by Nutmeg

Posted by manehi on 24th February 2015

manehi.

Lots of fun today from Nutmeg, with plenty of misdirection – favourites were 24ac, 26ac, and 3/25dn.

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Guardian 26,502 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 23rd February 2015

Andrew.

Eleven cryptic definitions out of 26 clues? I think that must be a record, even for a Rufus puzzle; and some of them are rather weak, or otherwise satisfactory, as noted below. So, not to my taste, but others may disagree.

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Guardian Prize No 26,495 by Paul

Posted by bridgesong on 21st February 2015

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An alphabetical jigsaw – with rhyming couplets, no less! – to celebrate what would have been Araucaria’s 94th birthday on Monday of this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,500 – Puck

Posted by Andrew on 20th February 2015

Andrew.

Some good Puckish fun today – nicely positioned in difficulty, but with a twist…

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Guardian 26,499 by Paul

Posted by flashling on 19th February 2015

flashling.

Scchua is away celebrating the Chinese new year so you’ve got me you lucky chaps & chapesses

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Guardian 26,498 by Boatman

Posted by PeterO on 18th February 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,497 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 17th February 2015

Eileen.

It’s very good to see a Brendan puzzle again, relatively soon after his welcome return.

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Guardian 26,496 by Rufus

Posted by manehi on 16th February 2015

manehi.

Pleasant Monday fun from Rufus – favourites were 13ac, 3dn and 5dn.

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