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Cyclops 465: The canine testicles

Posted by jetdoc on 2nd April 2012

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The usual fun from Cyclops, who has managed as ever to work all sorts of salacious references into wordplay for simple and innocent words. Clue of the fortnight, though, has to be 17a, for which the answer is less decorous. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 464 – Stalag Leveson

Posted by beermagnet on 19th March 2012

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How many tabloid editors or execs will end up in “Stalag Leveson”?
Expectations are being laid by the number of people that have been arrested by Operations Weeting and Elveden, but preparations are being put in place for rearguard action claiming the openness of Leveson means fair trials will not be possible. I would be beyond ironic if that defence means crooks get off.
So will anyone other than footsoldiers like Goodman and Mulcaire ever pick up their just desserts?

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Cyclops 463

Posted by jetdoc on 5th March 2012

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As Cyclops puzzles go, I thought this was pretty straightforward — none of those stubborn clues that hold you up once you have solved everything else. As usual, plenty of witty surface readings to keep it entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 462 – The Odd Couple

Posted by beermagnet on 20th February 2012

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Which Odd couple is Cyclops alluding to I wonder: Cameron and Idi Amin? Al Capone and Robin Hood?

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Cyclops 461

Posted by jetdoc on 5th February 2012

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Oops, I hit ‘Publish’ before rescheduling this for midnight! I hope no one is discombobulated by the earliness.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 460 – Missionary hack

Posted by beermagnet on 23rd January 2012

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This surely rates as the gentlest start to a year yet, and the weather’s very mild for the time of year too.

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Cyclops 454: Did you have a luvvie-ly time?

Posted by jetdoc on 8th January 2012

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Here’s hoping you all had a splendid time over the holidays, and wishing you a very happy and (cruciverbally, at the very least) successful 2012.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 458 – He’s behind you!

Posted by beermagnet on 19th December 2011

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The festive season seems to have started early in the Eye with a couple of pantomimes opening.

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Private Eye/Cyclops 457 – Whizz Kids Own Up

Posted by beermagnet on 5th December 2011

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I tackled this one on the train home from the Derby Sloggers and Betters.

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Cyclops 456: Willy or won’t he?

Posted by jetdoc on 21st November 2011

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I’m not sure why, but I found this a rather more challenging Cyclops than many recent ones, and all the better for it. There certainly seems to be a plethora of male genitalia in there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 455 – 50 Not out

Posted by beermagnet on 7th November 2011

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50th Anniversary of the Eye and I was half-hoping for a special Cyclops.

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Cyclops 454: Body parts

Posted by jetdoc on 24th October 2011

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Even for a Cyclops, this one abounded in anatomical references. A fairly quick solve for me — nothing in the clues really held me up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye / Cyclops 453 – Rat-proof Flatmate

Posted by beermagnet on 10th October 2011

beermagnet.

This was one of the fastest solves of an Eye crossword for some time.

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Cyclops 452: There are things we don’t know we don’t know

Posted by jetdoc on 26th September 2011

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Apologies for the late and rather hurried posting — I had this scheduled for yesterday, but got somewhat sidetracked. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 451 – Prison ambience

Posted by beermagnet on 12th September 2011

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I expect newcomers to the Eye Crossword would find this tricky but to us long time Eye solvers this was a classic of its type.

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