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Guardian Quiptic 788/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 22nd December 2014

Pierre.

A Quiptic with a theme from Moley this morning.

 

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Guardian Quiptic 787 Pan

Posted by scchua on 15th December 2014

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(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.)   A typical Quitic, good as an introduction to the Cryptics. Thanks to Pan. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 786/Provis

Posted by Pierre on 8th December 2014

Pierre.

I thought this one hit the spot nicely.  You?

 

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Quiptic 785 by Hectence

Posted by newmarketsausage on 1st December 2014

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Hectence returns to the Quiptic slot with a puzzle that I thought had just the right amount of head-scratching required to get the sluggish Monday morning brain into gear.

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Guardian Quiptic 784/Nutmeg

Posted by Pierre on 24th November 2014

Pierre.

It’s now past ten of the clock.  The fact that I normally have the Quiptic blog out early, being a lark rather than an owl, tells you how I found this one.  So without further ado …

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Quiptic 783 by Moley

Posted by newmarketsausage on 17th November 2014

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The former English teacher returns to the Quiptic slot with a puzzle that left this poor solver with a couple of self-inflicted wounds.

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Guardian Quiptic 782/Pan

Posted by Pierre on 10th November 2014

Pierre.

A Quiptic should have no bells and whistles, no unusual words, a friendly grid and be clearly clued.  Did this puzzle tick those boxes?  I think so.

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Quiptic 781 by Orlando

Posted by newmarketsausage on 3rd November 2014

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What better way to start the crossword week than an encounter with Orlando?

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Guardian Quiptic 780/Provis

Posted by Pierre on 27th October 2014

Pierre.

I’ll tell you what, I think this setter has got the hang of compiling a Quiptic.  I enjoyed solving and blogging this one.  One or two quibbles, but overall a well-crafted puzzle for beginners with a few Easy Annies to get you going, but then a good variety of clue devices.  And some delightful surfaces.

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Guardian Quiptic 779 Hectence

Posted by scchua on 20th 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 nicely Quiptic-level puzzle. Thanks to Hectence. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 778/Pan

Posted by Pierre on 13th October 2014

Pierre.

A pretty terse blog this morning (what do you mean, thank goodness for that?)  I am on a mission today, so won’t be able to return here till much later.  I do have an opinion about this puzzle, but talk among yourselves and correct all my errors until this evening, when I will tell you what I thought.  If you’re remotely interested.

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Quiptic 777 by Beale

Posted by newmarketsausage on 6th October 2014

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The mysterious Beale returns to the Quiptic slot this week with an enjoyable puzzle that may cause a little head-scratching in places.

I say ‘mysterious’ because the profile on the Guardian site informs us only that ‘Beale is a crossword setter’.  The Crossword Who’s Who on the Best for Puzzles site is similarly coy, telling us only that ‘Beale is a setter of Quiptic crosswords’.  I never came top of my class at school but I think I knew that already.  Perhaps Quiptic regulars know more.

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Guardian Quiptic 776/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 29th September 2014

Pierre.

An unexceptionable Quiptic from Moley this morning.  Which is what Quiptics are meant to be.

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Guardian Quiptic 775 Provis

Posted by scchua on 22nd September 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.)  Sorry for the late blog, as this puzzle was indexed wrongly on the Guardian website. It was an enjoyable puzzle, so thanks to Provis. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 774/Nutmeg

Posted by Pierre on 15th September 2014

Pierre.

Nutmeg is now a regular setter of the Guardian cryptic, but she’s not forgotten how to do the ‘easy’ stuff.  I liked this one.

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