Questions tagged [printers-devilry]

A variety of cryptic crossword puzzle in which strings of consecutive letters have been removed from each clue, and the remaining letters respaced (but their order kept the same) to form a new sentence. The removed strings are the solutions of the crossword. Inserting these solutions in the right place and respacing the clue's letters (again, keeping the same order) yields the original sentence.

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Cryptic Division 5: Devil Magic

This is a word division puzzle which uses cryp- actually, this one uses printer's devilry. If you're unfamiliar with either or both of those, you can click the associated link. In order to solve the ...
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Campfire Crossword

This is part 34 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, These are printer’s devilry clues with an additional definition part in each clue. ...
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Sneaks and Addlers

This is part 18 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, This is an I Have No Idea What I’m Doing crossword. The clues are a mix of 10 ...
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In Remembrance of Dark Times

This is part 8 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own. Deаr Puzzling, The name of the game here is printer’s devilry, with an added definition part in ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2022 (Day 12): Pair up!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2022. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Solve the ...
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Fanatically following f...?

Eighteen answers are printer's devilry, others are regular cryptic clues. Can you fill in the last word of the title? Across 1. Kay's satisfied getting fortune (6) 4. Accelerate around place of ...
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Almost interplanetary travel

This is part 8 of the puzzle series that started at Living the traveller's dream. Each part is solvable on its own. Dear Puzzling, How have you been?. My trip is going really well. Even though you ...
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It's in the past, in the past

Note: The clues are a mix of printer's devilry and normal cryptic clues. Across 1. Pillars bend within seconds (6) 6. Essentially elevate temperature in volcanic matter, forming a river (6) 11. ...
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Arrangements put you in money

Grid in plaintext Note: Eleven clues are printer's devilry with thematic answers. Across 1. By the 1980s, his style of music hanged (4) 3. They had the hammer my bricks as the mason was absent (6) 9....
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What is translated?

Note: Six of the clues are printer's devilry with thematic answers. Across 1. Grandson to Isaac Newton, son to filmmaker Barry (8) 5. Selling a product of ale? Sue for a higher price (6) 9. Sport ...
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Napier's devilry

Note: The clues are a mix of printer's devilry and regular cryptic clues. Across 2. Like Bruce Wayne after Jack Napier's constant plots essentially destroyed city (7) 7. Group known for Africa'...
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Double feature: Going postal

This puzzle is part 8 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Unpopular". Rules of Yajilin1 Shade some cells in the grid. The ...
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Double feature: Russian desman

This puzzle is part 2 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: In concert". Rules of Masyu1 Make a single loop which goes through ...
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- A Devil's Lie -

The printer's devil came into our office last night. But today he said: I am no evil (3) I never E ards (3) Ion LT fruits and vegetables (3) I did ner your room. (4) I didn't, ...
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3D devilry, DIY edition

This is a diagramless three-dimensional cryptic crossword. Solve the clues and then fit the answers into a three-dimensional grid. The numbering of the clues starts from the #1 (nearest) layer. On ...
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A cubeful of three-dimensional devilry

This is a three-dimensional cryptic crossword. The seven squares represent the layers of a $7\times7\times7$ cube. The clues are a mix of Printer's Devilry and normal cryptic clues. Across 13. While ...
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Cryptic crossword (printer's devilry edition)

All but nine of the clues are normal. The remaining nine are printer's devilry clues, whose answers are thematic. Solvers must fill the grid correctly and use the thematic material to identify an ...
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