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Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 3 weeks ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 227

Follow the methodology behind Genius 227* Wordplay in the 16 across clues leads to a solution where two letters representing a note in the solfège scale must be replaced by two others before entry in the grid. The definitions of these replacement wor...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 3 weeks ago

Genius crossword No 228

Click here to access the print versionClues are normal but all solutions must be treated thematically before entry in the grid; confirmation that this has been correctly executed will then appear in the first and last down columns. Continue reading.....

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 4 weeks ago

Crossword roundup: old ‘new’ things

Names that were not built to last, and more – in our pick of the best of the broadsheets’ cryptic cluesIn the sample clues below, the links take you to explainers from our beginners series. The setter’s name often links to an interview with him or he...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 1 month ago

Azed slip No 2,603

Dr S. J. Shaw: After dismissing jolly, Starmer’s ordered to reveal what could lie behind dreadful Labour experience (anag. less RM; ref. ‘beergate’; behind). Continue reading...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 1 month ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 226

Follow the methodology behind Genius 226* One single-letter in each solution (shown below in bold) must be changed at a point of intersection (shown below in bold) with another solution before entry in he grid, the resulting entries all making real w...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 1 month ago

Azed slip No 2,599

1 A. Gerrard: ‘A hated read sprinkled with platitudes’ ‒ could be this poem with Latin put at head (comp. anag. incl. L, & lit.; ref. Max Ehrmann poem). Continue reading...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 2 months ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 225

Follow the methodology behind Genius 225* Wordplay in each of the down clues contains a superfluous letter. In clue order, [ERASE SPLIT DEVILS] these are an instruction to remove from the initially completed grid six terms for a devil, which are spli...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 3 months ago

Azed slip No 2,595

1 J. C. Leyland: Showing no end of invention, smart X’s successor held in reverence with ‘special’ for golden occasion ((n)ifty + Y in fear + s; X = Ximenes). Continue reading...

Crosswords / Guardian Crossword - 3 months ago

Annotated solutions for Genius 224

Follow the methodology behind Genius 224* These 11 solutions (not defined) can be paired with English counties. Wordplay in each of the remaining 17 clues contains a superfluous letter; these letters generate a cryptic hint (7,2,2,6): RELEASE IN AN I...