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Azed 2199

Posted by duncanshiell on August 3rd, 2014

duncanshiell.

A plain competition Azed this week.

 

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Saturday Prize Puzzle 8668 / Nimrod – 26/07/14

Posted by Bertandjoyce on August 2nd, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Wow!! Where to start?

Nimrod threw everything at us in this puzzle – thematic entries, linked clues, some rather tenuous synonyms and some original and inventive wordplay.

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Guardian 26,322 / Paul (26/7/14)

Posted by Gaufrid on August 2nd, 2014

Gaufrid.

I didn’t know when solving this puzzle that I was going to be blogging it otherwise I would have made some notes at the time. I only found out several days  later that the scheduled blogger was on holiday with no Internet access and so would be unable to post.

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Enigmatic Variations No.1131 – The Journey South by Gila

Posted by Mister Sting on August 2nd, 2014

Mister Sting.

A puzzle by ‘Gila’ this week.  Will it prove to be a monster?  If it does,  at least they’re ‘normally not fatal to adult humans’, which is a relief.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic 26327 Nutmeg

Posted by scchua on August 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 early morning wake-up call didn’t do much for me when solving this.  But in the end I did manage to complete with a bit of electronic help.  Thanks to Nutmeg.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,689 / Redshank

Posted by Turbolegs on August 1st, 2014

Turbolegs.

This was an interesting challenge from Redshank and I am quite happy to get the chance to blog this puzzle. With quite a fair number of anagrams, progress was steady for most part. I had never come across the solution for 10ac or 11ac so some new words I learnt there. 23ac was ingenious as was 3d.

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Independent 8673 / Phi

Posted by duncanshiell on August 1st, 2014

duncanshiell.

I thought this was a fairly challenging puzzle from Phi today.

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Independent 8672/Donk

Posted by John on July 31st, 2014

John.

As is always the case with Donk a wonderfully imaginative crossword. One often struggles to understand how a clue works (in some cases here I’m afraid without complete resolution) and then says “My goodness, I’d never have thought of clueing the word that way”.

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Financial Times 14,688 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on July 31st, 2014

Gaufrid.

Yes, it’s me again, covering for a scheduled blogger who is away from home.

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Guardian Cryptic N° 26,326 by Enigmatist

Posted by PeterO on July 31st, 2014

PeterO.

THe puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26326.

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Financial Times 14,679 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on July 31st, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 21

I do so many crosswords nowadays that I actually can’t remember anymore what I thought of this puzzle. When writing this blog, I didn’t see any real difficulties.

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Financial Times 14,678 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on July 31st, 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 19, 2014

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Financial Times 14,687 / Gozo

Posted by Gaufrid on July 30th, 2014

Gaufrid.

We were told that “S has the same meaning throughout the clues” so, as all the across clues started with an S, I looked at the down clues first and entered seven solutions, six of them being anagrams. My first pass through the across clues led to no entries and no idea as to what the S could be until I got to 30ac.

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Guardian 26,325 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on July 30th, 2014

Eileen.

As Conrad helpfully says, at comment 4,  “Anyone wishing to do this online should use the PDF not the print version. Apart from saying 166 where it means 16 it is fine.”

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Independent 8671 / Quixote

Posted by Bertandjoyce on July 30th, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

So, it’s the Don filling Dac’s last Wednesday of the month slot this time.

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