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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

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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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Private Eye / Cyclops 497 – Murky custom

Posted by beermagnet on 24th June 2013

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As usual Cyclops sprinkles the Grid and clues with a set of politicians of varying murkiness.

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Cyclops 496: Pseudonymous

Posted by jetdoc on 10th June 2013

jetdoc.

Sorry about the late posting — I did the puzzle a while ago and had plans to complete the blog yesterday, but a migraine rather inconveniently intervened.

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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

beermagnet.

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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