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Private Eye / Cyclops 495 – My kingdom for a horse

Posted by beermagnet on 27th May 2013

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An entertaining puzzle from Cyclops that brightened up a dull Thursday morning commute …

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Cyclops 494: Vicars in uniform

Posted by jetdoc on 12th May 2013

jetdoc.

With the usual apologies to anyone who struggled, I found this Cyclops puzzle remarkably easy. For some reason, the one that took me longest was 15d.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 493 – …lightenlightenli…

Posted by beermagnet on 29th April 2013

beermagnet.

I smiled at the double-light in column 12 of the grid when it revealed itself.  That’s what us crossword fans want isn’t it – a spot of light enlightening.

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Cyclops 492: Larkin’ about

Posted by jetdoc on 15th April 2013

jetdoc.

Pretty straightforward, I thought, unlike a few of the slightly more challenging recent ones; but none the worse for it. It’s 10 days or so since I solved it, but I don’t recall any major difficulties. Mind you, I am still a bit migraine-ravaged…

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Private Eye / Cyclops 491 – Pompom tea party

Posted by beermagnet on 1st April 2013

beermagnet.

Some particularly fine smutty surface readings to the clues this week.  The simple but effective 18A is my favourite.

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Cyclops 490: They eat horses, don’t they?

Posted by jetdoc on 18th March 2013

jetdoc.

Apologies for lateness.

Cyclops on good form this week, with some amusing and at times deceptively salacious wordplay, and several references to the discovery of horsemeat in many ‘beef’ products. I think 23/9/1 has to be my favourite, though. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 489 – Ad hoc Sovereign

Posted by beermagnet on 4th March 2013

beermagnet.

Similar to the last issue, this crossword was noticeably tougher than the usual difficulty level for the Eye crossword…

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Cyclops 488: Beware supporter wilt! (see 3/22)

Posted by jetdoc on 18th February 2013

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I think there was some fairly tricky wordplay in this Cyclops — it took me a bit longer than usual. Was that just me, or do others agree? Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 487 – Climactic Recession

Posted by beermagnet on 4th February 2013

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Don’t know about anyone else but I’m still reeling from the Xmas giant, so this normal sized grid seemed small…

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Cyclops 486: Hacked off to the back teeth

Posted by jetdoc on 20th January 2013

jetdoc.

This was numbered 469 in the magazine, but is correct on the website.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 485 – Xmas Special

Posted by beermagnet on 5th January 2013

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“So this is Christmas, and what have you done
Another year over, a new one just begun”
Tell you what we’ve done John, another massive Eye Crossword!

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Cyclops 484: Reading the Riot Act

Posted by jetdoc on 16th December 2012

jetdoc.

Only a week since the last blog, I know — but this one has a submission deadline only three days after the publication date (though of course, many of us buy the Eye a couple of days before that). So I am getting the blog online to let you concentrate your energies on the Christmas puzzle, due later this week.

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Cyclops 483: BRIEFS encounter

Posted by jetdoc on 10th December 2012

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No major problems with this one… until I tried to parse 11a, which I had written in pretty much without thinking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 482 – Ungodly control

Posted by beermagnet on 26th November 2012

beermagnet.

This was certainly a topping crossword …

…there were a variety of tops in it: Jersey, Poncho, Kimono.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 481 – Beer thoughts

Posted by beermagnet on 12th November 2012

beermagnet.

I have had a couple of weeks of utterly manic work and have been meaning to do this blog for ages, but here we are, late Sunday and it’s not started and I’m still in the office pushing bits and bytes through computers. So this will have to be a quick one …

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