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Guardian 26,223 / Tramp

Posted by Writinghawk on April 2nd, 2014

Writinghawk.

A pleasant outing from Tramp with nothing too hard.

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Inquisitor 1326: Caught in the Act by Ferret

Posted by Hihoba on April 2nd, 2014

Hihoba.

The grid was only 11×11, there were no extra or missing letters, no hidden messages, just six unclued entries and two hidden words to find. I found it pretty easy, despite the longish preamble.

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Financial Times 14585 Neo

Posted by scchua on April 1st, 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.)  An enjoyable puzzle, not difficult, unlike some of the setter’s other puzzles.  Thanks to Neo.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent 8568 / Hob

Posted by duncanshiell on April 1st, 2014

duncanshiell.

Today is the 1st April and the date is referenced in the clues.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,222 by Brendan

Posted by PeterO on April 1st, 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26222.

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Guardian Quiptic 750 / Beale

Posted by Big Dave on March 31st, 2014

Big Dave.

A workmanlike puzzle which, for me, lacked any clues with the “wow” factor.

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Guardian 26,221 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on March 31st, 2014

Eileen.

Thanks to Rufus for a characteristic potpourri of anagrams and double and cryptic definitions to start the week.

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Independent 8567 by Quixote

Posted by NealH on March 31st, 2014

NealH.

This was a well-written puzzle with some excellent surface readings (e.g. 14,4). It was mostly quite accessible, although a few (such as 1 and 7) required a little research to understand the parsing.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 517 – Mayhem reporter

Posted by beermagnet on March 31st, 2014

beermagnet.

This one took more effort than most recent Eye crosswords.

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Everyman No. 3520 (23rd March)

Posted by The Trafites on March 30th, 2014

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning one and all.

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Independent on Sunday 1257 Commoner

Posted by scchua on March 30th, 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.)   Not exactly a pushover for a Sunday, but enjoyable, with many fine surface readings.  Thanks to Commoner.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Azed 2181

Posted by duncanshiell on March 30th, 2014

duncanshiell.

A standard Azed this week with its usual mix of everyday and obscure words, all delivered from precise cluing.

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Beelzebub 1,255

Posted by Simon Harris on March 29th, 2014

Simon Harris.

Another quite tough week, I found. I had barely half the grid filled before reaching for Chambers. That helped with confirming 16, 24 and 28 and things started to fall in quite smoothly from there on.

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Independent Crossword 8560 by Nimrod (22-03-2014)

Posted by twencelas on March 29th, 2014

twencelas.

My first blog of spring brings a battle with Nimrod.

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Guardian 26,214 / Maskarade

Posted by mhl on March 29th, 2014

mhl.

An enjoyable enough prize puzzle from Maskerade; I had a few minor grumbles, but bar a couple of clues with unfamiliar references we found it a pretty easy solve. 1d was my favourite clue, I think.

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