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Cyclops 544: Who is Silvio?

Posted by jetdoc on April 13th, 2015

jetdoc.

A very straightforward Cyclops for me — an easy solve, with no clue holding me up for long.

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Posted in Private Eye/Cyclops | 4 Comments »

Independent on Sunday 1,311 by Poins

Posted by Simon Harris on April 12th, 2015

Simon Harris.

The usual high quality, enjoyable puzzle from Poins, if perhaps a little tougher than some, at least for me.

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Posted in Independent | 7 Comments »

Everyman 3,574

Posted by flashling on April 12th, 2015

flashling.

It’s Sunday and my shift at the Everyman wheel.

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Beelzebub 1309

Posted by Gaufrid on April 12th, 2015

Gaufrid.

I thought I was going to be in for another early finish when the NW, followed by the SW, quadrants went in quite quickly but then the NE took a little longer and the SE even more so.

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Azed 2235

Posted by duncanshiell on April 12th, 2015

duncanshiell.

Given that this puzzle was published on Easter Sunday I was expecting an Azed special, so I was slightly surprised to see just a plain Competition puzzle.

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Independent 8883 by Tees (Saturday Prize Puzzle 4 April 2015)

Posted by mc_rapper67 on April 11th, 2015

mc_rapper67.

An interesting mental tussle with Tees – with a variety of cultural references, from a South African golfer to Dante, via the slopes of K2 and a couple of secret police forces…hopefully not giving anything away, these are all referenced in the clues…

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Posted in Independent | 13 Comments »

Enigmatic Variations No.1167 – Warning by Samuel

Posted by Mister Sting on April 11th, 2015

Mister Sting.

A somewhat unusual set-up: across clues are given in pairs, and the method of entry for four across rows is thematic (whatever that might turn out to mean), with no definition given.  Another row is unclued, and must be filled with ‘the reason for the WARNING’.  The down clues, meanwhile, are not idle – extra letters from their solutions give ‘the subject of the WARNING’.

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Guardian Easter Prize Puzzle 26,537 by Maskarade

Posted by PeeDee on April 11th, 2015

PeeDee.

A real treat to solve and to blog.  Thank you Maskarade.

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Posted in Guardian | 50 Comments »

Independent 8888 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on April 10th, 2015

duncanshiell.

There was one entry I haven’t come across before, but otherwise everything else covered reasonably common words or phrases.

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Posted in Independent | 11 Comments »

Financial Times 14,901 by MAGWITCH

Posted by Turbolegs on April 10th, 2015

Turbolegs.

A gentle saunter of a grid today from Magwitch. Simple, inambiguous cluing for most part, ruffled ever so slightly by 8dn. Thanks to Magwitch for this Friday treat.

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Guardian 26,542 by Tramp

Posted by PeterO on April 10th, 2015

PeterO.

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Independent 8,887 by Radian

Posted by John on April 9th, 2015

John.

A very nice Radian puzzle of I think a nice level of difficulty. I say ‘I think’ because I only have an impression, my actual time not meaning much. At the moment I have a strange pain in my right thumb when I try to write, which forces me to write left-handed, which is wonderful, like being a small child again, but incredibly slow, and when I have to write the letters down to get an anagram it takes ages.

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Guardian 26,541 / Philistine

Posted by Gaufrid on April 9th, 2015

Gaufrid.

I am sure that some of you will have been expecting to see Eileen here today but unfortunately she has broken her wrist and is unable to type so you will have to put up with me for the next few weeks.

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Financial Times 14,900 by BRADMAN

Posted by David and Linda on April 9th, 2015

David and Linda.

Today we learned that an indris is a long-tailed lemur from Madagascar. It was a fun and straightforward crossword, with some neat clues and references to a couple of heroes. Thanks, Mr B.

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Financial Times 14,892 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on April 9th, 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

An enjoyable puzzle with Crux back in the saddle.

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