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Toughie 1595

Toughie No 1595 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Kate R

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BD Rating – Difficulty *****Enjoyment *****

 

Today’s Elgar will be decrypted by the mysterious Kate R.  Yes – something else for you to work out (as if the crossword wasn’t enough) …

Elgar is in his usual excellent form with a puzzle chock-a-block with clever and amusing tricks. … Read More

Summer Masterclass (June 2016)

Crossword Masterclass for Aspiring Setters and Advanced Solvers

Brighton, Saturday 25 June 2016

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:

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Sloggers and Betters 13

Sloggers and Betters 13

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What? The 13th “Sloggers and Betters” gathering for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, following on, as in previous years, from the annual lunch for Times setters.  The George no longer take reservations, but start by looking in the Parliament bar (first door on the right) – fellow cruciverbalists are not hard to find.
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Prize Puzzle – 047

Monthly Prize Puzzle (April 2016)

A Puzzle by Alchemi

 

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.Read More

Prize Puzzle – 046

Monthly Prize Puzzle (March 2016)

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.Read More

Rookie Corner – 097

A Puzzle by Pulham

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Prize Puzzle – 045

Monthly Prize Puzzle (February 2016)

A Puzzle by Radler

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Why not have a go at our latest Monthly Prize Puzzle?

The winner will receive their choice of any of the Telegraph Crossword Books published by Hamlyn.

Please note that, due to punitive postal charges, while the competition is open to all, the prize is only available to UK solvers.Read More

Rookie Corner – 094

A Puzzle by Encota

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Macclesfield S & B (2016)

Macclesfield Sloggers & Betters
Friday 18th / Saturday 19th March 2016

A message from Dean Mayer (Anax/Loroso/Elkamere):

“Why this didn’t occur to me before I have no idea, but Macclesfield has a perfect S&B venue in the Snow Goose.  It’s a cosy alpine themed café bar on 3 levels.  On Friday evening there will be musical entertainment in the form of LeLounge, a chilled out duo featuring Looby & Dave, friends from the covers band I used to be in.… Read More

Sloggers and Betters in Belfast?

Sloggers and Betters in Belfast?

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A message from Jetdoc:

“It turns out that I (and possibly one or more others of this cruciverbal parish) will be in Belfast over the weekend of 16–17 January. If any bloggers, setters and/or solvers are based in Northern Ireland, and would be interested in getting together during the day on Saturday 16th to solve a puzzle or two over a pint or two, please get in touch here.

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