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Inquisitor 1355: Holy Inappropriate by Lato

Posted by duncanshiell on October 22nd, 2014

duncanshiell.

LATO is a regular setter in the Inquisitor series and he always provides a good challenge.

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Independent 8,742 / Scorpion

Posted by RatkojaRiku on October 21st, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Scorpion has the honour of occupying the Tuesday slot this week.

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Guardian 26,396 by Tramp

Posted by flashling on October 21st, 2014

flashling.

Tramp today, full of rather clever stuff if a bit ribald in places. I’m beaten by one clue alas.

 

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Financial Times No. 14,758 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on October 21st, 2014

Bhavan.

Typical Tuesday fare here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 8741/Crosophile

Posted by Pierre on October 20th, 2014

Pierre.

Donk a month or two ago with a Monday crossword that wasn’t exactly on the easy side; Tyrus giving everyone a hard time in last week’s Monday puzzle; now Crosophile is getting in on the act.  To help me feel better about myself, please tell me that this was difficult.

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Guardian Quiptic 779 Hectence

Posted by scchua on October 20th, 2014

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)   This was a nicely Quiptic-level puzzle. Thanks to Hectence. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Guardian 26,395 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on October 20th, 2014

PeterO.

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Beelzebub 1,284

Posted by Simon Harris on October 19th, 2014

Simon Harris.

A much tougher puzzle this week, I thought.

I found the right hand side particularly hard going, not least because I’d overconfidently entered THINGUMMYJIG at 1 across, making the long ones at 7 and 8 down impossible. Once that was spotted things finally fell into place, although I still can’t explain 7 down.

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Beelzebub 1,283

Posted by Simon Harris on October 19th, 2014

Simon Harris.

It appears I’ve been caught out by the very passing of time, and that this Beelzebub is from two weeks ago, so apologies for that. I’ll try to get up to date in due course.

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Azed 2120/mostly gentle

Posted by ilancaron on October 19th, 2014

ilancaron.

A relatively gentle exercise that didn’t require too many trips to Chambers.  I got stuck though on the NE corner for a long time (as long as the rest of the puzzle took) for some reason.  Interesting if others experienced this as well.  Definitions underlined.

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Everyman 3,549 (12 October)

Posted by PeterO on October 19th, 2014

PeterO.

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Independent on Sunday 1286/Kairos

Posted by Pierre on October 19th, 2014

Pierre.

A second IoS Kairos in a row for me to blog. I bigged him up a bit last time.  Twice running?

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Independent 8734 by Nimrod (Saturday Prize Puzzle 11 October 2014)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on October 18th, 2014

mc_rapper67.

A Nimrod-ean master class in cramming connected cryptic content in to a fifteen by fifteen grid – with just a hint of Cyclops-ean, or maybe Paul-esque, schoolboy smut, to generate a little heat under the collar.

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Guardian Prize 26,388 / Imogen

Posted by Eileen on October 17th, 2014

Eileen.

I’ve enjoyed Imogen’s puzzles since they’ve appeared monthly since February and so I was pleased to get this one to blog.

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Enigmatic Variations 1142 Opening Shot by Chalicea

Posted by twencelas on October 17th, 2014

twencelas.

So the perimter contains the opening shot of a pamphleteer though it has been changed from the Oxford dictinary of quotations. This leads to the removal of words from 15 solutions indicating the pampleteer’s prejudice. the pamphleteer then needs to be highlighted. UKIP immediatley sprang to mind ! I have a strange mind obviously.

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