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Guardian 26,473 by Puck

Posted by manehi on 20th January 2015

manehi.

Found this very slow going, but ultimately rewarding…

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Guardian 26,472 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 19th January 2015

Andrew.

I’m short of time this morning, so please excuse the rather brief explanations below. A very Rufus-y Rufus today, with six double and eight (!) cryptic definitions: some of the latter rather obvious, others less so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Prize 26,465 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 17th January 2015

PeeDee.

Good fun yet again from Paul.

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Guardian 26,470 – Crucible

Posted by Andrew on 16th January 2015

Andrew.

For some reason I found this a bit of a slog while I was solving it, but looking back I see that there’s a nice variety of clues and lots to admire. There are couple of items of “general knowledge” requited that might puzzle non-UK solvers. Thanks to Crucible.

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Guardian Cryptic 26469 Paul

Posted by scchua on 15th January 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.)   About midway in difficulty level for a Paul puzzle, I thought. Thanks to Paul. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,468 by Chifonie

Posted by PeterO on 14th January 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,467 / Nutmeg

Posted by Eileen on 13th January 2015

Eileen.

I see that in the preamble to my last blog of a Nutmeg puzzle I referred to the elegance of the clues, the silky smoothness of the surfaces and the lightness of touch. Here’s more of the same. Favourite clues from a nicely varied set: 11, 14 and 18ac and 6, 13 and 19dn.

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Guardian 26,466 – Rufus (updated from placeholder)

Posted by manehi on 12th January 2015

manehi.
Due to some nasty delays at the airport I won’t be able to blog until 2pm (UK) or so, but discuss away!

Blog now updated – thanks for the comments, and the good wishes.

Found this both easier and more fun than usual for Rufus, most likely because I was, for once, on the right wavelength for most of the many cryptic and double defs. Favourites were 13dn and 21dn…

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Guardian prize 26,459 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 10th January 2015

Eileen.

What a treat to get a Puck puzzle for my first Prize blog of the new year!

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Guardian 26,464 by Brummie

Posted by manehi on 9th January 2015

manehi.

Really enjoyed this…

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Guardian 26,463 – Pasquale

Posted by Andrew on 8th January 2015

Andrew.

A tough challenge from Pasquale, with quite a few names in the answers, which with the need for some “general knowledge” and a couple of obscure words might not make this to everyone’s taste. Having got that out of the way, I enjoyed it, so thanks to Pasquale.

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Guardian 26,462 by Picaroon

Posted by flashling on 7th January 2015

flashling.

Sorry for the later than usual posting, busy morning at work. Picaroon entertains us today.

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Guardian 26,461 by Imogen

Posted by PeterO on 6th January 2015

PeterO.

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Guardian 26,460 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on 5th January 2015

Eileen.

Apologies for the late appearance of the blog – I managed to delete it on the point of posting.

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Guardian 26,453 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 3rd January 2015

mhl.

After the slog of the big Christmas crossword, this was a welcome relief – a fun and fairly quick solve, lots of excellent clues as you can always expect from Paul.

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