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Guardian Quiptic 779 Hectence

Posted by scchua on 20th October 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.)   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

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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.)  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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Guardian Quiptic 773 by Hectence

Posted by newmarketsausage on 8th September 2014

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The Manchester City fan, guinea pig keeper and cinema lover returns to the Quiptic slot with a finely crafted puzzle designed for those just embarking on what will no doubt be a torrid affair with the cryptic arts.  The jaded old punters who just want a quickie behind the bike shed will find some satisfaction here too.

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Guardian Quiptic 772/Pan

Posted by Pierre on 1st September 2014

Pierre.

I thought this was a super Quiptic from Pan.  Clear and witty cluing; no obscurities; friendly grid.  What more do you want on a Monday morning?

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Guardian Quiptic 771 Moley

Posted by scchua on 25th August 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 fairly easy Quiptic. Thanks to Moley. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 770/Provis

Posted by Pierre on 18th August 2014

Pierre.

Well, come on, tell me what you thought.  Lurkers are particularly invited to comment.

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Guardian Quiptic 769 by Nutmeg

Posted by newmarketsausage on 11th August 2014

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Nutmeg returns to the Quiptic with a puzzle to get the old grey cells ticking over once again.

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Guardian Quiptic 768/Orlando

Posted by Pierre on 4th August 2014

Pierre.

Orlando’s got the hang of this Quiptic thing, you know.  A delightful puzzle, full of clear cluing and fine surface readings.  I’ll be farming this one out to my friends who are just getting into the dark arts.

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Guardian Quiptic 767 Pan

Posted by scchua on 28th July 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.)  I think this was of the right difficulty for a Quiptic, though 12 across is ambiguous until you get the checking letter. Still, no major problem. Thanks to Pan. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 766/Hectence

Posted by Pierre on 21st July 2014

Pierre.

Bonjour!  I liked this Quiptic: one or two tricky clues to parse, but once you’d reached base camp, the rest was all there to be worked out and the summit was attainable.  Just one clue where I am not entirely convinced by the cryptic grammar.  Someone will put me right, no doubt.

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Guardian Quiptic 765 by Provis

Posted by newmarketsausage on 14th July 2014

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The third outing in the Quiptic slot for Provis, whose identity remains a closely guarded secret.

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