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Guardian Quiptic 794/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 2nd February 2015

Pierre.

Moley has given us a fine puzzle in the Quiptic style this morning.

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Quiptic 793 by Pan

Posted by newmarketsausage on 26th January 2015

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An extremely enjoyable challenge from Quiptic regular Pan.

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Guardian Quiptic 792/Provis

Posted by Pierre on 19th January 2015

Pierre.

This was a good puzzle from Provis, with a number of excellent surface readings.  No obscurities, but I’m not sure I’d recommend this one as an entry-level puzzle to someone who really was just starting in the dark arts.  And embarrassingly, there is one I can’t fully parse.  Over to you.

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Guardian Quiptic 791 Hectence

Posted by scchua on 12th January 2015

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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.)   An enjoyable puzzle, thanks to Hectence.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 790/Nutmeg

Posted by Pierre on 5th January 2015

Pierre.

It was all there to be found, but in some cases it took a bit of looking for.  I enjoyed it, but did the earth move for you, darling?

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Quiptic 789 by Orlando

Posted by newmarketsausage on 29th December 2014

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Just what the doctor ordered.  Orlando in the Quiptic slot with his trademark precision, elegance and wit.

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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

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.)   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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