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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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Cyclops 450: The Empire does not strike back

Posted by jetdoc on 29th August 2011

jetdoc.

As usual when I blog a Cyclops, I was held up by the wordplay of just one clue — in this case, 2/11d. Otherwise, all pretty straightforward. And I am on time this week, praise be! Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 449 – Olympic Silver

Posted by beermagnet on 15th August 2011

beermagnet.

Who would have thought in 1986 that the pudgy little chap with the fearsome wit could take on the responsibilities of the sarcastic classes and make it his own.  In a way it is sad that there is still a need for Private Eye’s brand of investigative journalism, but there is always going to be a need for its humour, and  the crossword is a big part of that.

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Cyclops 448

Posted by jetdoc on 3rd August 2011

jetdoc.

Oh dear, two whole weeks late! Circumstances (like having to go abroad for an emergency business meeting, being ill when I got back, etc.) conspired, but that’s not a good enough excuse. Just a brief blog, then, in case anyone is still puzzled about the wordplay. I promise to do better with 450. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 447 – Portable gladioli

Posted by beermagnet on 18th July 2011

beermagnet.

Nothing here to stop an Eye solver polishing this off with several chuckles and no doubtful edges, i.e. no need to reach for Chambers this time.

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Cyclops 446: The poor bloody infantry

Posted by jetdoc on 4th July 2011

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Back from watching England decisively beaten by Sri Lanka in the ODI at Lord’s, to finish and complete this blog. What held me up as a blogger was working out the wordplay of 3d — if not blogging, I would probably just have written in the answer without worrying too much about whether it was correct or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Eye/Cyclops 445 – Disgraced leaders

Posted by beermagnet on 20th June 2011

beermagnet.

I found I had only 8 to go after the first pass so I suppose this was easier than usual.  That’s enough blather – let’s have a look at the detail:

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Cyclops 444: Oddments and sodments

Posted by jetdoc on 7th June 2011

jetdoc.

Many apologies for the late posting — I wrote this last week, when away from home, but didn’t quite have it ready to post. And the last few days have been absolutely chaotic, so this didn’t get done in time.

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