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Hearst mag founded in 1886Constructor: Hal Moore Relative difficulty: Easy. THEME: none Word of the Day: "De AMOR y de Sombra"

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Hustler's GameHal Moore opens the holiday weekend with a nifty puzzle.

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Times Quick Cryptic No 1649 by PedroA fun Quick Crossword with a gentle theme from Pedro today. It took an about average time for me of 5 1/4 minutes, although I think one or two clues are maybe on the tricky side for a QC.

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TImes 27,707: MoanimalismI didn't manage to go off to the races, Monday-style, on this one, but only because, if anything, there was too little to get my head around, not too much - dull words straightforwardly clued, which is a complaint I prefer to have about Jumbos than Friday puzzles.

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Using just 3 of 4 constraints…Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020, Yacob Yonas and Chad HornerA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Sudoku Tricks: Sometimes What's MISSING From The Grid Is KeyToday Simon attempts another puzzle from Richard Stolk's Sudoku Variants Series: Confetti Sums Sudoku - the inspiration for which Richard credits to Stephane Bura.

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Let's Play Crossword Bingo!A reddit user under the handle "atleasttheresmusic" created a bingo card based on words that crop up regularly in Not only did they hit some classic examples of As you can see, I'...

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CROSSWORD #1275: Scaling UpThanks to all who were able to chip in to the summer pass-the-hat drive. That's all she wrote folks, so if you were kind enough to contribute, and I...

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Guardian Cryptic 28175 VladThanks to Vlad for the challenge. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Thursday, July 2, 202057A: Reacts to an amazing magic trick, say - GAS PRICES.

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Emulate Ferris BuellerConstructor: Yacob Yonas and Chad Horner Relative difficulty: Easy.

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No 12977, Thursday 02 Jul 2020, Dr. XSolution to 15D has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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Times Quick Cryptic No 1648 by TrelawneyI cant remember the last time I crept in under the 5 minute mark so Id put this right at the gentle end of things.

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Reacts to a Magic TrickYacob Yonas ably assists Chad Horner to a New York Times Crossword debut.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Amanda Rafkin and Ross TrudeauA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Four Times the MagicHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Expert Puzzler Gets PrankedHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 — DT 29219Happy Canada Day Puzzle at a Glance Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph DT 29219 Publication Date in The Daily T...

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Financial Times 16,517 by AARDVARKRICK'S by H and then W following A.

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Can You Really Make Money Playing Online Games?Nowadays, money that can be earned by playing online games is no joke. I only wish Halo 3 is released tomorrow, then perhaps I could join in on the action too.

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Monthly Club Special 20,237: I Fought Scots Law, And Scots Law WonOnce again the best cryptic workout of the month, because biffability has been all but subtracted from the equation - if you could readily define more than half a dozen of these words without resort to a dictionary, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020Theme revealer: 54a., SOCIAL CAPITAL. Familiar phrases are clued as if they're about actions on social media that relate to finance terms.

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Times 27705 byI noticed, on my online version, a subtle by appears after the puzzle number. With no name added.

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Times Quick Cryptic 1647 by TracyNot much say about this one, except that I hope it is a confidence-booster for any improvers out there.

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Connections on Air FranceAmanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau take flight.

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Guardian Cryptic 28,174 by BrummieThat slipped down fairly easily. Brummie often has a theme, but I do not see one here.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Zachary David LevyA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Find the Path to SuccessHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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The World Puzzle Championship's Version Of Tetris!Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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ACPT CancelledWe can't close out June without a bit more news, it seems. Two weeks ago, we updated you on the state of the puzzle industry as it pertains to crossword tournaments.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — DT 29218Puzzle at a Glance Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph DT 29218 Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph Tuesday, Nove...

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Financial Times 16516 SleuthThere are a number of clues / solutions connected to food, and to mental states, whether coincidentally or not.

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Fill Me In #250: I know more about cousins than I know about rugby.This week, Ryan and Brian save a date, plan for long distance puzzling, and learn the term "randomgram." There's a brand new Contest of Now , and most weeks, we stream puzzle solving at on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

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Independent 10,519 by AtricaBut we do expect a theme. We guessed it could be SYMPHONIES having noticed UNFINISHED and PASTORAL in the completed grid.

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QC League Table of difficulty by SetterNobody has asked for it this time round, but undeterred I bring you an update of my analysis of QC difficulty levels by Setter.

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King or queenHello, everyone! It's Clare for the last Tuesday of June. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe , as COVID cas...

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No 12975, Tuesday 30 Jun 2020, Dr. XSolution to 20D has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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Fight for the Things You Care AboutZachary David Levy pays tribute to a formidable woman — two, actually — in his New York Times Crossword debut.

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Times Cryptic 27704Solving time: 36 minutes. This is my 450th blog of 15x15 puzzles - the first having been posted on 23rd November 2007.

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Times Quick Cryptic 1646 by OrpheusAdd a few names, a fair few abbreviations and the odd composer then mix cleverly.

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How did a knight restriction get in a king's move sudoku?Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Monday, June 29, 2020, Peter GordonA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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The Tau SudokuThis puzzle should have appeared on Tau Day but I got so wrapped up in the Sudoku Puzzle Hunt that I forget.

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CROSSWORD #1274: Themeless MondayThanks to all who've been able to chip in to the Totally Optional summer BEQ pass the hat drive.

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Cryptic crosswords for beginners: naked wordsContinuing our series for those tempted or daunted by the cryptic crossword: stripping off.

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QC 1645 by BreadmanThis was another straightforward crossword which, unusually for a quickie, employed no full anagrams as far as I can see.

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Financial Times 16,515 by VELIAA satisfying solve this morning with a dependably good challenge from Velia.

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WSJ ContestPatrick Berry's Wall Street Journal contest crossword, "One-Word Answers"-Laura's review.

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OrgansConstructor: CONSTRUCTOR Relative difficulty: Extremely easy. THEME: Two-word phrases...

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No 12974, Monday 29 Jun 2020, Dr. XSolution to 10A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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Times 27703Time: 34 minutes Music: Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um I found this more difficult than expected, although the two long entries were simple enough.

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Cyclops 679We are well into 'post-Covid' setting now, with 'lockdown' and 'coronavirus' both getting a mention in the clues.

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An 18th Birthday Special!Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Long LunchesA variety of sandwiches wait to be eaten at the Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City.

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This Is The Sudoku We've Waited For!You can try the latest masterpiece from Undar Beyond at this : Normal sudoku rules apply, Each cage forms a line with a one-cell width.

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A Hitler SitcomIf Jojo Rabbit and The Producers had a baby, this would be it. If Mel Brooks made a sequel to Springtime for Hitler, It would be Fuhrer Knows Best!

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Independent on Sunday 1,583 by WireFIT reversed containing wolF.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020, Jon Schneider and Anderson WangA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Mephisto 3121If you do the Mephisto and the Listener, you gor a double dose of Don Manley last weekend - I found the Listener enjoyable as well can be confirmed in Chambers, so I will be focusing on the wordplay.

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Ship with three banks of oarsConstructor: Jon Schneider and Anderson Wang Relative difficulty: Medium. THEME: "Power-Ups" — the theme is EXPONE...

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THE HINDU CROSSWORD CORNER: The Sunday Crossword No 3106, Sunday 28 Jun 2020Soldier getting into old woman's starter of e ntrails, wantin...

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A 5x5 Latin Square? How is that Sudoku?Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Power-UpsJon Schneider and Anderson Wang collaborate on a lofty Sunday debut.

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Sudoku Mathemagic!What happens when you combine magic squares with Sandwich sudoku? Sam Knott's amazing debut shows us and you can play it : Normal sudoku rules apply.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020, Ryan McCartyA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Eyes Open: Puzzle #2Welcome to the second puzzle in my ongoing series, Eyes Open, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights protests.

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Variety: Cryptic CrosswordThere were so many "containers" in this puzzle that I started noting them, which led to organizing everything loosely by its type of cryptic clue - if you're newish or need a refresher, they're all defined online.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020 — Cox and RathvonIntroduction Here is today's puzzle from Cox and Rathvon. I will return later with the solution.

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Times Cryptic Jumbo 1445-13th June. Come hell or high waterHello and happy Caturday. Sorry this blog is a little later in the day than usual.

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Independent 10,517 by GilaHi everyone, and happy Caturday. I hope your eyes are brighter than mine, and your tails bushier.

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Italian playwright who won 1997 Nobel Prize in LiteratureConstructor: Ryan Mccarty Relative difficulty: Easy.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020What the heck? We've got ourselves another Friday-difficulty puzzle but for Saturday. I wanted more of a challenge!

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Styling SubstanceYou'll need your ‘A' game to solve Ryan McCarty's Saturday puzzle.

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Guardian Prize 28,165 by PicaroonPlane then ASTI and CHE.

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Times Cryptic No 27696This looked for a while like an opportunity for a personal best. I wrote in clue after clue then, two-thirds of the way through I hit the wall.

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Any Questions #456: "L-O-N-G"WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel make it a "long" weekend.

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A Classic ChallengeHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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The Million View Sudoku ManHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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NBC: Novel Board-game ContentBy the late 2000s and early 2010s, NBC's Must See TV Thursday lineup was a thing of the past, but they were still putting out quality comedy content.

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Friday, June 26, 2020, Robyn WeintraubA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Quick Cryptic 1644 by JokerNot the easiest, but fairly straightforward after the fact. I took a while to spot 7 and 8 down.

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Financial Times 16,513 by WANDERERI enjoyed this puzzle from Wanderer, thanks to whom for a good Friday joust.

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Friday, June 26, 2020There's some Inkubator news to report: Thursday's email brought a bonus cryptic by Sara Goodchild that was edited by Stella Zawistowski.

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Hawaiian raw fish dishConstructor: Robyn Weintraub Relative difficulty: Easy to Easy-Medium. THEME: none Word of the Day: KITTEN HEELS.

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Taking the High RoadAn outlandish suggestion: Wait until Friday night to solve Robyn Weintraub's excellent puzzle. If you can.

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Times 27,701: 18dn AmazeballsOnce again it feels a bit like the Thursday and Friday puzzles may have been swapped around by a CARELESS EDITOR, but this wasn't too bad considering, with a couple of fun traps that I stumbled about in for a while: fruitlessly trying to anagram "boy, tiny, limited" and trying to make something of...

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Magic Chess SudokuTry Jamie Cavallo's Magic Chess Sudoku here: : Normal sudoku rules apply; three of the digits follow knight sudoku rules and cannot be within a knight's move of an identical digit; three follow king sudoku rules and three follow queen sudoku rules.

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A Sudoku That Does Magic With Maths!A huge thank you to all of you who support the channel on Patreon and a big welcome to all the new subscribers there.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020, Amanda Chung and Karl NiA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Weeks After Fenn's Treasure Was Found, Questions RemainThe hopes of thousands of would-be rich treasure seekers were dashed a few weeks ago when Forrest Fenn announced that his treasure, hidden a decade ago, had been found.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020 — DT 29215Puzzle at a Glance Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph DT 29215 Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph Friday, Novem...

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When doubled 2010s danceConstructor: Amanda Chung and Karl Ni Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium.

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No 12971, Thursday 25 Jun 2020, SunnetSolution to 12A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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'We Shall Overcome'Amanda Chung and Karl Ni offer us a part of themselves.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020Royce Ferguson's Wall Street Journal crossword, "It's a Stretch"-Jim P's review.

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27700Time taken: 25:55, with at least six minutes on the two entries in the bottom right hand corner ending with a truly head-slap moment from what is a rather clever clue.

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Times Quick Cryptic No 1643 by TeazelI took 17 minutes including a distraction, so I think that this is just at the tougher end of the Rotterometer.

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Akari SudokuA mixture of two of my favourite puzzles today, Akari and Sudoku. This lovely hybrid is the work of Andrej Boban and you can play it : Normal sudoku rules apply.

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5 Must-Try Psychology Games and Emotional BenefitsThe best way to keep our minds in great shape at any age is by playing free Psychology Games.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Joe DeeneyA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Financial Times 16,511 by JULIUSA great puzzle! Hard going at first until I twigged the theme, then it all fell into place.

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Independent 10,514 by EcclesAs we always say, a fun Wednesday solve - just the job for the middle of yet another lockdown week.

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Wealth Words / How to Upload your KYCThe cash out limit on Wealth Words is $30. So, when a users wins the real money and wants to withdraw the cash, there's a process he needs to follow.

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Times 27699Another pleasant Wednesday workout, plenty of anagrams and fairly easy clues and a sprinkling of trickier ones to keep me interested.

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No 12970, Wednesday 24 Jun 2020, AfterdarkSolution to 2D has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020Jim Holland's Wall Street Journal crossword, "Addressing the Ball"-Jim P's review.

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Start of Each "S.N.L." EpisodeJoe Deeney drops news out of nowhere — he's a new dad!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Jeff ChenA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Times Quick Cryptic No 1642 by FelixIntroduction Finished in 9:23. I had hoped for something a bit faster as Ive been working on improving my speed.

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Sudoku, Slope-styleHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Build Your Own Killer SudokuToday's puzzle from No-Feet Mcgee is just awesome and, although this is a long video, the puzzle really isn't monstrously hard.

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A Puzzly Guinness World Record You Can Help Break!How would you like the opportunity to be part of a new Guinness World Record?

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Inquisitor 1651: Odd Situations by KrugerIn several clues the definition contains a single letter misprint. The correct letters, in clue order, cryptically suggest how the unclued entries should be completed.

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Financial Times 16,510 by GURNEYBut solid clueing and the odd flash of wit. No theme that I can see, although the middle row of unches, played slowly, make a nice, Satie-esque melody.

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Fill Me In #249: Mamma Mia single-handedly ruined the American musical theater .This week, Ryan and Brian are delighted to bring you another interview segment - puzzlemaker and musical theater pianist Amanda Rafkin!

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Sticker on green productsConstructor: Jeff Chen Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium.

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No 12969, Tuesday 23 Jun 2020, AfterdarkSolution to 27A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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Guardian Cryptic 28,167 by QaosIt's Qaos, so there must surely be a theme; I could not spot it without a hint from his website - and it turns out that there is a very good reason that - it went over my head: I have never watched The Wire, and know next to nothing about the TV crime drama.

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You've Torn Your DressJeff Chen offers a very measured puzzle.

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Times Cryptic 27698Solving time: 35 minutes. I found this reasonably straightforward but had one or two minor misgivings about a couple of clues as detailed below.

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Times Quick Cryptic 1641 by Pedro9 minutes - so a little trickier than yesrterdays but not much. A fair few anagrams, a couple of not too obvious double definitions and lost of fun deciphering the parsing.

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Monday, June 22, 2020, Sid SivakumarA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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The Miracle MultiplierHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Beyond SudokuToday's puzzle is another Phistomefel tribute - this time from the young phenom from Hong Kong, Undar Beyond.

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Spoof of the Empty Seats At Trump's Tulsa RallyJune 20, 2020 Trump kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign in Tulsa Oklahoma to what he hoped would be HUUUUGE crowds.

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CROSSWORD #1272: Themeless Monday72 worder today. Puzzle number 1272. Mini theme? Hardly. Either way, hope you enjoy it.

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Crossword roundup: no hill at RhylMisleading placenames and quiet diplomacy in our pick of the best of the broadsheets' cryptic clues.

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Quiptic 1075 Hectence1st, 3rd and 5th letters of "giggle" contained in BOE.

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Financial Times 16,509 by SLORMGORMA very enjoyable solve with some great clues. 3d was particularly neat, as was 21a, and the triple definition in 12a made up a lovely surface.

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Hate U Give heroineConstructor: Sid Sivakumar Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium.

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No 12968, Monday 22 Jun 2020, SkullduggerSolution to 24A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation....

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Hitler Learns of Trump's Crowd Size in TulsaCopyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

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Times Quick Cryptic 1640 by MaraSolving time: 7 minutes. Solvers who enjoy anagrams will have a field day with this puzzle as it contains 8 pure anagrams and 2 partials!

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Times 27697I made a right old horlicks of this, coming home in 62 minutes, that's considerably slower than Friday's puzzle, which is rated 'Hard' on Starstruck's Baby.

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Nerding Out with Eric BerlinFor the 45-year-old kid in all of us, it's a brand! new! episode! of 🤓🤘Crossnerds🤘🤓!

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Fireball ContestThis month, Peter asks, "What thing associated with the United States is hinted at by this puzzle?"

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The Sudoku They Left BehindHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Bound to Be of UseSid Sivakumar asks us to use our detective skills.

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An Hour's Worth Of Pure Logic!We had a lot of requests following yesterday's video to try this puzzle - also by ahaupt.

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Candy Crush Saga Level 4382We have all Candy Crush Saga levels. Check out the entire series here. We post Candy crush saga levels with no boosters and 3 stars.

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Stack Hit 3DYour ball smashes like a brick through colorful platforms that block its descent, but if you hit a black one, it's all over!...

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Sunday, June 21, 2020, Byron and Harrison WaldenA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Independent 1,582 by NitsyHi all, I hope you are well. I always enjoy puzzles by Nitsy but, as seems to be the case a lot recently, I can't think of much to say.

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Coastal environment simulator at aquariumConstructor: Byron and Harrison. Walden Relative difficulty: Medium. THEME: "Animal Crossin..."

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Times Cryptic Jumbo 1444: In Which Moustachios Are TwirledI found this quite challenging and there were some rather brilliant feats of cluing, in particular the breaking down and reconstructions of words such as 33dn and especially my LOI and COD 22dn.

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THE HINDU CROSSWORD CORNER: The Sunday Crossword No 3105, Sunday 21 Jun 2020Tricky phrase that might produce stuttering woe?

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Sunday, June 21, 2020Byron and Harrison Walden's New York Times crossword, "Animal Crossings"-Amy's write-up.

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Mephisto 3120I found this Mephisto a little challenging. I got off to a good enough start, but found the last few a little tough to pin down.

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Everyman 3,844Mostly simple basic clue types this week, with 16A FRIAR TUCK being conspicuous as the only real exception.

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Sunday Times 4907, by Dean Mayer — Going Up 'T CountryTake a deep breath its really a BREEZE! For some reason, this puzzle seemed a lot harder at first than it turned out to be after I picked it up again the next morning.

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4x4 Magic Square Sudoku!Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Animal CrossingsByron and Harrison Walden collaborate with a bunch of wild and crazy creatures.

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How Good Is Your Logic?Today's puzzle is just so elegant and it's by the compiler Ahaupt. We'd give this 6/10 for difficulty so it's approachable if you're new to sudoku : Normal sudoku rules apply.

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Variety: AcrosticEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon warn us, caveat lector!

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Saturday, June 20, 2020, Stella ZawitowskiA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 — Cox and RathvonIntroduction Here is today's puzzle from Cox and Rathvon. I will return later with the solution.

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Dave Gorman's Cryptic CrosswordHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020Wait, who scheduled this Friday puzzle for a Saturday? I swear to you that Stella's Tough as Nails themelesses are harder than this one.

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1949 novel set in Wyoming TerritoryConstructor: Stella Zawistowski Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium. THEME: none Word of the Day: Danity KANE.

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Performing WellStella Zawistowski drops into her Saturday groove.

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Times Cryptic No 27690In the meantime, in between time, aint we got fun? This crossword took us from sunup with the swelling sound of birdsong to sundown , but it was a quick journey.

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Any Questions #455: PossessivesWAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a possessive program.

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The Sudoku Trick All The Champions UseHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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How To Play Cribbage for BeginnersDonate to keep this channel rolling, anything helps, any donation will get a shoutout.. Paypal:.

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Puns: What Sweet Music They MakeThere's nothing like a bit of shameless punnery to improve my mood. Sure, a deftly crafted and immaculately executed pun can be a delight, but there's something about a labored, ridiculous pun that just brings me joy.

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The Decade Evolution in New York Times CrosswordsNew York Times has the best crossword solvers have always loved. And why not, when the puzzles are super engaging.

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Friday, June 19, 2020, Greg JohnsonA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Financial Times 16,507 by CHALMIEA pleasant challenge from CHALMIE today with the typical diligent cluing that can be expected of this setter.

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1970s rock band that launched the career of Sammy HagarConstructor: Greg Johnson Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging. THEME: none Word of the Day: MON...

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First Pass Friday: How I Got StartedGreg Johnson's grid appears hard to break into, but there is always a way.

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No 12966, Friday 19 Jun 2020, AnonRULES FOR POSTING COMMENTS ON FRIDAYS ONLY All those who are not regular commenters but who are rookie commenters or silent followe...

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Times Quick Cryptic No 1639 by IzettiToday's quickie from Izetti is quite straightforward yet still with his characteristic smooth surfaces. No less than 6 anagrams and a cryptic definition that is barely cryptic along with generous wordplay make this, I think, very approachable and just what a quickie should be, taking me less than 4 minutes to complete.

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Times 27,695: Drowning By NumbersWell this was a belter - a proper Friday challenge in every way, but ALSO a pangram and ALSO containing every cardinal number from ZERO to TEN hidden in the answers.

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You Choose: This Puzzle Vs TLOU2!Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Fictional Crossword Constructors: The Good, The Bad, and The In-BetweenFor months now, I've been assembling lists of the best puzzle solvers from fiction, be it horror films, television shows, Young Adult novels, or literature in general.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020, Ricky CruzA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Independent 10,509 by HobWe haven't had the pleasure of blogging a Hob puzzle for over a year, so we really looked forward to this....

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Lee known for his cameosConstructor: Ricky Cruz Relative difficulty: Challenging.

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No 12965, Thursday 18 Jun 2020, LightningSolution to 5A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation.

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Times Quick Cryptic No 1638 by HurleyI found this of very similar difficulty to yesterdays QC, which I did just beforehand, taking a bit over 7 minutes for each - this was perhaps helped along by doing them after yesterdays 15x15, which was a bit tougher than weve had of recent.

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Winter AirRicky Cruz jams us up.

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27694 Thursday, 18 June 2020 You simply have nothing to fearI took nearly 30 minutes over this, which is odd because that suggests I found it hard, and Im not convinced it is.

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The Clones Strike BackHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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How To Solve Advanced Nonograms!Grant Fikes: Can Tonta: Yurekli: : Shade cells to create a single group of black cells.

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Financial Times 16,505 by MONKAnother fun puzzle, sorry the blog is late again! Thanks Monk.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Daniel RaymonA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Times 27693A somewhat more chewy puzzle this Wednesday, not impossible at all, but it took me half an hour and then a bit longer to work out how and why 25a, 3d and 17a worked having biffed them.

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Times Quick Cryptic 1637 by OrpheusAnother well-pitched puzzle from Orpheus, with enough to chew on but not totally indigestible. I certainly started to get worried when 1ac, 5ac, and 1dn failed to appear, but as has been said many times on here, moving straight on rather than getting bogged down is the key.

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Copy CatsDaniel Raymon puts us to sleep, but in a good way.

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Rose is for One, and Violet's Two…Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Does This Sudoku Have Invisible Digits? !Hi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Lollapuzzoola? BosWords? Updates on Several Crossword Events!Over the last few years, crossword fans have been absolutely spoiled by an abundance of terrific crossword tournaments.

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Game Show BloopersTime Codes*** 00:00 - Introduction 00:09 - Press Your Luck - Calen-derp 00:45 - Blockbusters - Pressing About 01:15 - Split Second - Georgia in My Mind 02:48 - Match Game Hollywood Squares - Just Keep Walking 03:07 - Sale of the Century - Extra, Extra!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Alex Eaton-SalnersA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Financial Times 16,504 by MOOA fast solve but with some very pleasing and innovative surfaces.

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Fill Me In #248: 1-Across PercentThis week, Ryan and Brian do their best to stick to the script - it's a Thunder Round of fun puzzles, a new Contest of Now , and don't forget our Twitch stream for cryptic crosswords and P&A Magazine.

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Guardian Cryptic 28,161 by BrummieCertainly, the theme was classic. At least eight of the answers were the names of symphonies, although technically I think the Alpine is a symphony in name only.

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1992 rap song that popularized term bootyliciousConstructor: Alex Eaton-Salners Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium.

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Descend by RopeAlex Eaton-Salners squares things away.

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Times Cryptic 27693Solving time: 30 minutes for all but three answers plus another 10 minutes to unravel two of them.

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Times Quick Cryptic 1636 by TracyPretty rapid progress was held up by one or two gaps around the grid. My end time of just on 10 minutes shows that none of these ended up being too problematic.

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Messing with Mark's HeadHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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The Sudoku IQ TestToday Mark and I will both be attempting to solve this cool puzzle by Prowling Tiger...

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5 Tricky Brain Teasers That Will Drive You InsaneNothing is better than solving a nice set of brain teasers that will force your brain work.

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Monday, June 15, 2020 — DT 29207Puzzle at a Glance Puzzle Number in The Daily Telegraph DT 29207 Publication Date in The Daily Telegraph Wednesday, No...

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CROSSWORD #1270: Themeless MondayThird themeless in a row on this site. It's a godsend for those who enjoy those challenges.

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Monday, June 15, 2020, Olivia Mitra FramkeA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Crossword blog: meet the setterThe latest in our series where we turn the tables on the torturers. Under the spotlight this time is Encota, AKA Tim King.

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Financial Times 16,503 by ZAMORCAI very much enjoyed this morning's challenge from Zamorca. The right level of not-too-easy.

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Mystery-solving Great Dane of cartoonsEasy but also I got stalled forever because of a wrong Apple produ...

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Guardian Cryptic 28,160 by VulcanVulcan's usual plethora of CDs and DDs, one of each that I thought particularly successful.

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Times 27691Time: 39 minutes Music: Mozart, Symphony 41, Fricsay/BPO I suspect this was a very easy puzzle where I was way off the wavelength.

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QC 1635 by TrelawnyAnother very straightforward offering for the nursery slopes here. I know some of the less experienced of you dont like it when bloggers say that but all I am trying to do is put it on a scale so that you have some sort of rough idea of its objective difficulty.

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Week of 6/7/2020Bianca Brady and Olivia Shepson break down the week of 6/7/2020. Gone Fishin' Twitter: @whiteypuzzleman Instagram: @whiteypuzzleman.

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Make BetterSure, it's Monday, but here's an Olivia Mitra Framke puzzle.

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Match Game's Most Memorable Contestants: DorothyYou may not know her name, but her face has definitely been seen in blooper compilations.

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The $1,000,000 SudokuHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020, Randolph RossA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Mephisto 3119On the gentler scale of Mephistos, but I enjoyed it because of one entry, which reminded me of a book I read last year, and I dug off the shelf to re-read the section pertaining to the entry.

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Scheming sergeant of old TVConstructor: Randolph Ross Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium. THEME: "Making Arrangements" — Clues are imagined quotations...

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THE HINDU CROSSWORD CORNER: The Sunday Crossword No 3104, Sunday 14 Jun 2010This Crossword appeared on Easter Sunday in the Everyman.ACROSS 1. Volcano in Vietnam.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020The "Making Arrangements" title suggested, cryptic crossword-style, that the theme would feature anagrams. Glancing at the cross-referenced pairs of theme clues and not having any idea what a single theme answer would be, I groaned and was prepared to dislike the puzzle.

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Sunday Times 4906 by David McLeanOnce again I have left it very late to blog this one so I don't remember much about my solving experience...

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A two-timing sudokuHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Making ArrangementsJourney Brown of the Penn State Nittany Lions, hanging on as Brendan Bordner of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights grabs his face mask at Beaver Stadium, Penn., 2019.Credit...Scott Taetsch / Getty Images.

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One Grandmaster's Tribute To AnotherHere is Prasanna Seshadri's brilliant tribute to : Normal sudoku rules apply except that the regions are irregular.

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It's Well Past Time to Speak Up.Hey folks, I know you come to this blog for puzzles and games content, so I'm going to kick off with that.

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Variety: Split DecisionsAll of the encouragement that I offer to solvers comes from the heart and from my own experience, but I have to admit that the more I solve "Split Decisions" puzzles, the worse I get at them.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020, Trenton CharlsonA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020 — Cox and RathvonIntroduction Here is today's puzzle from Cox and Rathvon. A bit later than usual as I have been battling some technology gremlins this m...

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Jumbo 1443Fairly normal Jumbo, with one very much unknown solution that required a dictionary check. As an aside the famous maestro in 17A and the inventor of the pills in 52A were grandson and grandfather.

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Bygone BuickConstructor: Trenton Charlson Relative difficulty: Medium. THEME: none Word of the Day: XIANGQI.

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Club Owners?Trenton Charlson invites us to play some games.

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Super PasswordBert gets a leg up in this situation. Or two.

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The Twin's Response: Blue Thermometer SudokuHi! We're Simon Anthony and Mark Goodliffe, two of the UK's most enthusiastic puzzle solvers.

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Times Cryptic No 27684It took me a long time to get on the setters wavelength. Once I did, they had me chuckling, starting with 17dn and 17ac.

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Any Questions #454: "RECIPROCATE" The FavorWAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return the favor with a show whose answers are made up by the letters in "reciprocate."

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Friday, June 12, 2020, Robyn WeintraubA blog about doing the New York Times Crossword. Some answers are revealed, but the review is not intended as a "cheat sheet" for other solvers.

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How Many Stars Out Of 5? Six!You can try this extraordinary puzzle by Nylimb : Normal sudoku rules apply. Consider the first X cells and the last Y cells of a row or column where X is the number in the first cell and Y is the number in the last cell.

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Don't Be a Square! Check Out These Puzzly Theme Park Ideas!Long-time readers know that we often host in-house wordplay contests. Not only do we invite our friends at Penny/Dell Puzzles to participate, but our fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers as well!

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Wealth Words / The Real Money GameSearching for legitimate ways to make money online? Then your search is over now. Introducing you to the most entertaining way of making online money while staying at home.

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Quick Cryptic 1634 by RodneyI quite liked this, though having overslept and overdone it last night, I could have done with an easier one.

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Independent 10,504 by PhiWe are now in the 12th week of lockdown and are losing track of time.

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Mitch's husband on Modern FamilyConstructor: Robyn Weintraub Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium. THEME: none Word of the Day: Geoduck.

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Guardian Cryptic 28,158 by PhilistineI got to this a little late, and then made uneven progress - perhaps because I am tired - ending up with an inordinate time spotting the wordplay for 15D INCREASED.

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Jet SettingA Friday Robyn Weintraub puzzle? Of course we'll attend.

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