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Guardian Quiptic N° 693 by Hectence

Posted by PeterO on 25th February 2013

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/quiptic/693 or http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/quiptic/693/print.

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Guardian Quiptic 692/Nutmeg

Posted by Pierre on 18th February 2013

Pierre.

A challenging puzzle for a Quiptic today in my opinion.  Some remote synonyms, unusual definitions, and a surfeit of insertion type clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 691 Arachne

Posted by scchua on 11th February 2013

scchua.

A straightforward enjoyable Quiptic from Arachne (who can turn up or down the difficulty level, as required).  Thank you to Arachne.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.   [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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Guardian Quiptic 690 / Moley

Posted by Big Dave on 4th February 2013

Big Dave.

Another good puzzle with a good range of clue types, but I wonder how many solvers from South of the Border knew the Scottish word for shudder.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 689 by Orlando

Posted by PeterO on 28th January 2013

PeterO.

I had some trouble with the blogging utilities, so I hope the results make some kind of sense.

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Guardian Quiptic 688/Pan

Posted by Pierre on 21st January 2013

Pierre.

A bit tricky for a Quiptic, I thought, but perhaps you think differently.

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Guardian Quiptic 687 Hectence

Posted by scchua on 14th January 2013

scchua.

A typical Quiptic puzzle by Hectence, none too taxing.  Thank you Hectence.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The 4 pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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Guardian Quiptic 686 / Nutmeg

Posted by Big Dave on 7th January 2013

Big Dave.

A good puzzle with a good range of clue types, but perhaps a little tough for a Quiptic.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 685 by Arachne

Posted by PeterO on 31st December 2012

PeterO.

It is always a pleasure to see Arachne’s name on a crossword that I have to blog.

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Guardian Quiptic 684/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 24th December 2012

Pierre.

You’re probably all too busy doing last-minute stuff to be solving crosswords or reading blogs, so in an effort to get you to have a look at a lovely Quiptic from Moley, I have added at the end of the blog the best-ever Christmas cracker joke …

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Guardian Quiptic 683 / Pan

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 17th December 2012

Bertandjoyce.

This was a delightful way to start the week.

We don’t think we have done a Pan puzzle before but we will keep an eye out from now on. The surface reading of many off the clues was excellent! Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Quiptic 682 / Hectence

Posted by Big Dave on 10th December 2012

Big Dave.

A competent puzzle with a good range of clue types.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 681 by Nutmeg

Posted by PeterO on 3rd December 2012

PeterO.

An excellent crossword from Nutmeg, with a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (all of the Disney dwarfs are there) theme in full view in the clues.

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Guardian Quiptic 680/Orlando

Posted by Pierre on 26th November 2012

Pierre.

A delightful Quiptic from Orlando, which I think would have been a treat for the intended audience.  Plenty of wit, a good variety of devices, and some lovely surfaces.

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Guardian Quiptic 679 Pan

Posted by scchua on 19th November 2012

scchua.

A straightforward enjoyable puzzle, just nice for a Monday.  Thanks to Pan.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzze.  Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets.]]

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