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Guardian 26,382 / Puck

Posted by mhl on 11th October 2014

mhl.

Apologies for this being a rather more terse post than usual, but I’m afraid I’m recovering from an illness at the moment. This was a typically enjoyable crossword from Puck, whose cluing I always enjoy. The rubric for this puzzle read:

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Guardian Cryptic 26387 Otterden

Posted by scchua on 10th October 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.)   This was a bit of a challenge, especially the upper half, but I did eventually finish it. Thanks to Otterden. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,386 by Chifonie

Posted by PeterO on 9th October 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26386.

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Guardian 26,385 / Tramp

Posted by Eileen on 8th October 2014

Eileen.

Seeing Tramp’s name under the puzzle is guaranteed to brighten up a dull morning!

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Guardian 26,384 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 7th October 2014

manehi.

Great stuff from Paul…

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Guardian 26,383 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 6th October 2014

Andrew.

Only two cryptic definitions today, but seven doubles (though in several of those the two definitions are very closely related), together with mostly very straightforward clues of other types, suitable for those who like an easy start to the week. Thanks to Rufus.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,376 by Philistine

Posted by bridgesong on 4th October 2014

bridgesong.

A tougher than usual challenge this week, on a theme which was unfamiliar to me.

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Guardian 26,381 – Picaroon

Posted by Andrew on 3rd October 2014

Andrew.

A very entertaining puzzle from Picaroon, where I realised early on what was happening in 10 across (after getting 23/12), but that didn’t make the other thematic phrases any easier to solve. I particularly liked a number of cleverly-concealed definitions: 13a, 4d/24a, 13d, 16d, 18d and 22d among others. Many thanks to Picaroon.

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Guardian Cryptic 26380 Paul

Posted by scchua on 2nd October 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.)   As I usually find with Paul, few pickings initially, but one can count on all being revealed, bit by enjoyable bit.  Thanks to Paul.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,379 by Pasquale

Posted by PeterO on 1st October 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26379

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Guardian 26,378 / Shed

Posted by Eileen on 30th September 2014

Eileen.

A welcome return appearance from Shed. I was lucky enough to blog his last puzzle, a couple of months ago, and said then that we don’t see enough of him.

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Guardian 26,377 by Rufus

Posted by manehi on 29th September 2014

manehi.

Nothing too tricksy from Rufus, but lots of fun…

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,370 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 27th September 2014

PeeDee.

Harder than usual for Paul, it took me a long while to get going on this one – until the theme was uncovered.  A typically inventive and varied puzzle from Paul, and (mostly) very entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,375 by Paul

Posted by manehi on 26th September 2014

manehi.

Got into this quickly…

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Guardian 26,374 – Chifonie

Posted by Andrew on 25th September 2014

Andrew.

A typically straightforward puzzle from Chifone, with the usual preponderance of charades. Perhaps a couple of slightly obscure answers, but nothing to delay regular solvers for long.

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