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The Guardian Book of Cryptic Crosswords: v.1: Vol 1 [Paperback]

Hugh Stephenson
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13 Nov 2003 Crossword
This first volume of the Guardian's cryptic crosswords contains over 150 puzzles, set by the nation's best-known and best-loved compilers, including Araucaria, Bunthorne, Enigmatist and Paul.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (13 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843542269
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843542261
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hugh Stephenson is the Guardian's crossword editor.

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4.0 out of 5 stars As it says on the tin! 2 Jan 2009
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A good selection from today's setters in that broadsheet.

I miss the short, witty introduction that was a feature of the last series of Guardian crosswords. Previous writers of this included John Perkins (Editor)and John Graham (Araucaria). I don't know why this has been dropped, or even why it feels such a loss. I think it's because it gave a feeling of care and regard for the solvers that lifted it above the 'puzzle book.'

None of John Graham's jigsaw puzzles here either.

But, the standard of the puzzles is high, and a larger font and type from the last series is another plus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guardian crossword Puzzles 21 Jan 2012
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An excellent purchase for some like me who travels about. I don't always have access to newspapers but I always like to do a cryptic crossword every night. This one is small and the print is clear. I recommend this to any addict!
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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm may be biased 4 Jun 2013
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This is a mixed bag of variable quality. Rarely do the other compilers come up to the quality of Araucaria.
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