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The "Guardian" Cryptic Crosswords Setters Series: Rufus Paperback – 1 Aug 2007

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Newspapers Ltd (1 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852650728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852650721
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. D. Roberts on 12 Nov. 2007
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This book is for genuine crossword enthusiasts and, as such, the clues are challenging which is great. They are also extremely well constructed and are a delight to get your teeth into. I thoroughly recommend this for anyone who loves crosswords.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Hobson on 14 Jan. 2009
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As a devotee of the Guardian's cryptic crossword for nearly 20 years, I find their weekly selection nearly always runs the gamut between gently engaging and fiendishly impenetrable. Sitting nearer to the gentle side of the equation is Rufus. In my experience, he's reasonably faithful to the classic Ximenean rules and is rarely so obscure that you have to go running to Google or the dictionary. Perfect for enthusiasts who want an enjoyable romp rather than a teeth-grinding hour of agony.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Smith on 25 Jun. 2009
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I've worked through the puzzles by Rufus and Gordius. Both compilers have provided some clever and amusing clues which can provide hours, in fact days, of entertainment. I preferred those by Rufus. They are a little easier and often witty. Some of those by Gordius have obscure solutions -- rare words, place names and so on -- which it seems to me require rather specialist knowledge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mo on 16 Jan. 2014
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I was very pleased to find this collection. I always used to enjoy doing crosswords set by Rufus when they appeared in the Times Educational Supplement and was very sorry when they stopped including it. This collection has the solutions in the back if you want to check.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margo on 26 May 2013
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He's one of the easier Guardian setters but still has you thinking! I'll order more titles - pity they're not currently doing Araucaria.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bobcross on 25 Dec. 2014
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Easier than I expected for a Guardian crossword. Can finish most of them within 40 mins
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Bought this for my Mum for a little extra Christmas present as she's an avid Guardian cryptic crossword fan. She was very happy with it and plenty in there to keep her occupied for a good long while.
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By R. Williams on 20 Oct. 2013
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Great crossword book. Absolutely as new at unbelievable price - also delivered very quickly. I would definitely recommend Orbitingbooks and will use them again when the occasion arises.
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