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Guardian Quiptic 712/Orlando

Posted by Pierre on 8th July 2013

Pierre.

People have said previously that Orlando has mastered the art of the Quiptic, and I think this was another example of that.  Plenty of anagrams to get you going, plenty of wit, and each clue pointing the solver unequivocally towards the answer.  A super puzzle, just right for the target audience in my opinion.

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Guardian Quiptic 711 Hectence

Posted by scchua on 1st July 2013

scchua.

This was quite straightforward except for a few (14, 22 and 13 down) which took slightly longer than the others.  Thanks to Hectence.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle. Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets. Thank you.]]

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Guardian Quiptic 710 / Nutmeg

Posted by Big Dave on 24th June 2013

Big Dave.

My third Nutmeg puzzle in a row!  I must be getting used to her style as I found this one to be fairly easy.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 709, by Pan

Posted by PeterO on 17th June 2013

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/quiptic/709.

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Guardian Quiptic 708/Moley

Posted by Pierre on 10th June 2013

Pierre.

A Quiptic from Moley that is clearly aimed at the target audience, but which I found a bit clunky in places, with some unconvincing cluing at times.  Perhaps I’m being a bit unfair.

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Guardian Quiptic 707 Beale

Posted by scchua on 3rd June 2013

scchua.

A standard Quiptic, made simpler, for me at least, by the many anagrams.  Thanks to Beale, who is not a frequent setter here.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle. Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets. Thank you.]]

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Guardian Quiptic 706 / Nutmeg

Posted by Big Dave on 27th May 2013

Big Dave.

Nutmeg always sets an enjoyable puzzle, but like most of her previous puzzles this one is, peerhaps, a liitle too difficult for a Quiptic.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 705 by Moley

Posted by PeterO on 20th May 2013

PeterO.

The crossword may be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/quiptic/705.

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Guardian Quiptic 704/Hectence

Posted by Pierre on 13th May 2013

Pierre.

According to her profile, Hectence is a Manchester City supporter, so to cheer her up after Saturday’s events (footie haters can look away now) I will say that I thought that this was a well-set crossword, with some penny-drop moments.  But there were some clues that might stretch the target audience, whoever they are.  And there were also a couple that in my opinion were out of place in a Quiptic. Thank you to her for the puzzle; I am interested to hear what others think.

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Guardian Quiptic 703 Pan

Posted by scchua on 6th May 2013

scchua.

This is probably one of the easiest Quiptics to date.  But no complaints.  It did have some very nice surfaces, and many anagrams; the latter being part of the reason why I found it easy.  Thanks Pan.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle. Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets. Thank you.]]

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Guardian Quiptic 702 / Nutmeg

Posted by Big Dave on 29th April 2013

Big Dave.

I enjoyed this puzzle, but it was a bit tricky for a Quiptic.  According to some of the comments on the Guardian website it is more challenging than today’s Rufus.

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Guardian Quiptic N° 701 by Moley

Posted by PeterO on 22nd April 2013

PeterO.

The crossword may be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/quiptic/701.

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Guardian Quiptic 700/Hectence

Posted by Pierre on 15th April 2013

Pierre.

‘For beginners and those in a hurry’, says the puff on the Guardian crossword website.  I’m not a beginner, but it’s a good job I wasn’t in a hurry this morning.

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Guardian Quiptic 699 Beale

Posted by scchua on 8th April 2013

scchua.

It’s been quite a while since the last Beale Quiptic, so it took a bit of re-orientation to his style.  The NE corner was last to be completed.  Thanks to Beale.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle. Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets. Thank you.]]

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Guardian Quiptic 698 / Pan

Posted by Big Dave on 1st April 2013

Big Dave.

Another good Quiptic from Pan.

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