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This was an interesting challenge - easy to get off to a flying start but I got quite bogged down in the 12-letter answers. The grid structure and the format of the Round clues were new to me, which...
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A short preamble often causes the most bewilderment - and so it proved for the first hour or so of my solve of this crossword. Then I was very fortunate to solve two of one type and two of the other...
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I really enjoyed this one, the theme revealed itself early enough to be a great help in dealing with clashes. Lots and lots of thematic material throughout. Nice to see a new setter too - thanks...
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An interesting treatment of a theme that I happened to come across not 4 hours ago, which certainly helped in identifying what was going on. This felt like a classic solid Listener, with plenty...
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One word: wow! This was an incredible construction on a par with the original Quads from 2015. The subterfuge of the mutilated definitions was a new one for me, and each stage of solving was a...
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I was absolutely loving this crossword, but then got to the point where I'd completed the grid, used exactly the letters given and identified exactly ten targets of the specific kind - but only used...
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Maybe I happened to stumble on a good place to start solving this, but having rather slogged my way through the last numerical, this one was much closer to plain sailing. My preconceptions about what...
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Well that was a nice straightforward puzzle this week. I particularly liked the clueing this time round - my favourite being 20 across. Some of the misprints were very well hidden too. Thanks Little...
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This had all the elements to make it extremely daunting: Sabre - check; unconventional grid - check; long, complicated preamble - check! And it lived up to its billing. How does Sabre manage to make...
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After being too tired to make much progress on this last night, I made the most of a delayed flight this morning and got there in the end (in both senses!). This was a clever construction, with mostly...
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Normally I'm a bit wary of circular grids, but with some fortunate early clue solves I stumbled on the theme, including all of the message from the hidden letters. It's an understatement to say that...
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This was quite tricky to make progress with lots of cold-solving required, but the penny dropped in about three stages with a final satisfying clang. Another puzzle contributing to the high quality of...
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A clever treatment of, for me, an unfamiliar theme. It's scarcely possible to believe that the letter changes in the grid can exist and give the required text. I really liked several of the across...
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Surprised again not to find anyone else here already. This was quite fiddly, and I still haven’t parsed all of the clues for the extra letters. I *think* I understand the second instruction, but...
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Quite surprised to be the first one here. A daunting preamble for sure, but I decided just to start solving and see where it got me. A lovely series of penny drops later, a satisfying solve. Thanks...
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A gentler test than last week, that's for sure. The penny dropped with most of the right hand side of the grid filled - a nice treatment of a familiar theme.
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As I mentioned in the other thread last night, I expected a challenge from Sabre and got one! Went to bed with a full grid and no idea how to resolve, but it came pretty quickly this morning. The...
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I thought I might be in for a bit of grid-staring, but the penny dropped after about half an hour. The amount of thematic material and the construction of the messages is most impressive. A worthy...
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A very satisfying puzzle this one, and thankfully easier to make inroads into than last week's. Everything fell into place quite quickly once I had enough answers to have a go at grid entry. I like...
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Chapeau Harribobs - some thankfully gentle clueing after the trials of last week led to a jaw-dropping endgame. Although very obviously signposted by the preamble, the way the final construction...

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