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Prize Puzzle – 050

Monthly Prize Puzzle (July 2016)

A Puzzle by Alchemi

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

A bit of detective work may be necessary in order to be able to enter!

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

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Monthly Prize Puzzle (June 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

Toughie 1607

Toughie No 1607 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Kate R

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

 

Hello boys and girls!  Yes, Kate R is back and looking forward to seeing many of you in Derby and London.  Congratulations to the three people who cleverly guessed Kate R’s identity – for those of you still in the dark, a look at the Wikipedia entry for KateR should prove illuminating.… Read More

Sloggers and Betters (Derby) 5

Sloggers and Betters (Derby) 5

The Brunswick Inn, Derby – 21st May 2016

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Brunswick Inn

There will be a Sloggers & Betters meeting in Derby on Saturday May 21st.… Read More

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Monthly Prize Puzzle (May 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

Cryptic Crossword Research (Update – May 2016)

Cryptic Crossword Research
by Kathryn Friedlander and Philip Fine

Many of you kindly helped us in our research by completing a very detailed survey of personal background and solving habits, advertised via this board in 2010. We’ve just published some of the results from this large-scale survey in the Open Access international journal ‘Frontiers’, and a link is available here for anyone who is interested in downloading and reading the findings (click on the Download Article button for a pdf).… Read More

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