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Cyclops 512: Don’t mention M*****h!

Posted by jetdoc on 20th January 2014

jetdoc.

A pretty quick solve for me; though I admit that I got a bit stuck on 20a — not because it’s difficult, but because I didn’t expect it to be so simple and obvious!

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Private Eye / Cyclops 511 – Xmas 2013 – It’s a Winner

Posted by beermagnet on 6th January 2014

beermagnet.

Thank goodness there were a few days over the festive period to devote to a massive puzzle or two.   This one took me quite a while, not only from the sheer size of it, but also from the distraction of searching through the back numbers for the source material for the lengthy quotation in the shaded squares, which inevitably led to reading far too much enjoyable old rubbish.  I initially wondered if I had all the necessary back numbers for the year remembering how I had tidied up the area not long ago. Turns out “not long” is over 2 years ago, so that relatively small stack of old Eyes in the corner of the home-office was quite sufficient.

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Cyclops 510: Fruity twerking

Posted by jetdoc on 23rd December 2013

jetdoc.

Apologies if this appears twice [it didn’t] — the new interface on the website is not behaving as I expected it to.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 509 – Obvious Indolence

Posted by beermagnet on 9th December 2013

beermagnet.

This one took me longer than most recent Eye puzzles, but in retrospect it doesn’t look that much harder than usual.

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Cyclops 508: No so special now

Posted by jetdoc on 25th November 2013

jetdoc.

For me, a very straightforward Cyclops, quickly solved (even if I have my doubts about some of the parsing). I’ll give my ‘fave clue’ vote to 13a. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 507 – Turn for Good

Posted by beermagnet on 11th November 2013

beermagnet.

I thought I would set a new PB for solving this, …

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Cyclops 506: Some like [sh]it hot

Posted by jetdoc on 28th October 2013

jetdoc.

A very hurried blog, started on Friday afternoon, on the train on the way up to Sheffield for Part 1 of the John Henderson Big Birthday Bash, and being finished in what will be tomorrow’s (i.e. Saturday 26th’s) party venue. So do excuse any sloppiness; I will correct it next week; .

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Private Eye / Cyclops 505 Irksome Groping

Posted by beermagnet on 14th October 2013

beermagnet.

Another fun-packed episode from our one-eyed friend

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Cyclops 504: Ice dancing in limbo

Posted by jetdoc on 30th September 2013

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A bit of holiday entertainment for me, with the blog to write on my return. Not a puzzle that detained me for long, but enjoyable and delightfully scurrilous nonetheless. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 503 – Psycho diatribe

Posted by beermagnet on 16th September 2013

beermagnet.

Cyclops on usual form with a bundle of profane, scatological and politically cynical clues and answers.

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Cyclops 502: Stating the bleedin’ obvious

Posted by jetdoc on 2nd September 2013

jetdoc.

After the last one I blogged, a straightforward Cyclops puzzle. Some clever clues, with special mention going to 2d and 9/7d. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 501 – Oh Dearie Me

Posted by beermagnet on 19th August 2013

beermagnet.

More  Cryptic Defs (CDs) in the clues than usual this time.

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Cyclops 500: Hall of infamy, infamy…

Posted by jetdoc on 5th August 2013

jetdoc.

Congratulations to Cyclops on his 500th puzzle, and many thanks for all the fun and amusement so far. Here’s to number 1000!

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Private Eye / Cyclops 499 – ID

Posted by beermagnet on 22nd July 2013

beermagnet.

How did I end up on a Sunday night an hour from the usual midnight deadline scrubbling together a blog for a puzzle I solved, and made notes for(!), over a week ago.

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Cyclops 498: Feel-good factor

Posted by jetdoc on 8th July 2013

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… not engendered by George Osborne, obviously, but by the lovely weather.

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