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  • Crossword or Sudoku?
  • Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    Or are you one of those perverts who like both?

    Mrs S loves Sudoku – I can see the appeal, but, well they’re all a bit samey, aren’t they?

    Much prefer a decent crossy – the prize general knowledge in the Torygraph on Saturday for preference.
    i, Indy or Grauniad during the week.

    What’s your poison?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Sudoku is handy for when you get stuck on the crossword and fancy giving your brain a rest.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Telegraph and Times cryptic and occasionally dip into the Graun cryptic online.

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    When I was wasting my years at university, I became a dab hand at the Irish Times cryptic (v similar to The Times) and used to breeze through the Torygraph, which is only semi-cryptic at best. Observer Everyman was quite fun, and briefly got into the Guardian one, but never really mastered it, or got used to the different setters’ styles. These days, I don’t do any, but if I want to bullshit up my prowess online, then I say I do the Guardian one.

    Tis funny, how once you get really into cryptics, a definition crossword (i.e. mostly one word clues) can leave you a bit lost. They often require more lateral thinking than cryptics.

    Premier Icon chvck
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    Sudoku for me, but I’m more of a numbers person than words. I’m not sure that makes sense!

    Premier Icon tang
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    Crossword. Guardian quick on tea break, quiet ‘sit down’ later with the cryptic if I have time.

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Sudoku for me,use it to unwind .
    Share the crosswords with OH,we do better as a team 🙂

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    Observer Everyman was quite fun, and briefly got into the Guardian one, but never really mastered it, or got used to the different setters’ styles. These days, I don’t do any, but if I want to bullshit up my prowess online, then I say I do the Guardian one.

    I used to like the Graun cryptic a while back, but I find it virtually impossible these days.
    My linguistic prowess has all but disappeared since I stopped working in an office, tbh.
    🙂

    Tis funny, how once you get really into cryptics, a definition crossword (i.e. mostly one word clues) can leave you a bit lost. They often require more lateral thinking than cryptics.

    The ‘i’ and Indy concise used to be a nightmare for this – many of the synonyms are very sneaky indeed.

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    Ah yes, “concise” was the more correct term I was looking for. Just shows how shite I’d be now. 🙂

    Premier Icon nickc
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    2048?

    I’ve a game up in the millions that I’ve not touched for a while, because if I don’t spawn a 4 it’s goin dannnnn 😯

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    cryptic crossword.

    sudoku isn’t really a number thing, but just uses numbers as a convenient way of having 9 “things”. could have 9 symbols or 9 pictures if you wanted.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    sudoku isn’t really a number thing, but just uses numbers as a convenient way of having 9 “things”. could have 9 symbols or 9 pictures if you wanted

    Like this:

    Premier Icon mcmoonter
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    Times cryptic is an institution here.

    http://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com is a great help for the afflicted.

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    rusty wrote:

    Mrs S loves Sudoku – I can see the appeal, but, well they’re all a bit samey, aren’t they?

    Yep, which is why I stopped doing them. Kind of like doing the Rubiks cube – you follow a basic set of rules and get the answer which gets boring.

    I should have another go at crosswords – mum does them, and I probably ought to be good at them, but have never really worked out the technique required.

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    Am philistine so Whirlyword

    Premier Icon mefty
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    Never managed to get into the Times cryptic despite my father’s best efforts, he used to complete it during the evening news and weather, which in those days lasted 20 mins.

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