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Prospective Sloggers & Betters – York – Saturday, Oct 25th …

Posted by Admin on August 12th, 2014

Admin.

… (optional Friday evening and Sunday lunch, 1,2 or 3 nights).

Is this a good date? If so, please confirm below then Jane and I will go ahead and organise it. Half-term for the teachers, and it worked in Sheffield this time last year (some bloke’s birthday). We’ll try and get deals for Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun and Fri/Sat/Sun if all approved.

John H. (aka Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

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Financial Times 14,706 / Orense

Posted by Gaufrid on August 21st, 2014

Gaufrid.

The first appearance by Orense for three months gives us a straightforward puzzle with nothing contentious or particularly difficult.

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Guardian 26,344 – Nutmeg

Posted by Andrew on August 21st, 2014

Andrew.

I found this a lot easier than some of Nutmeg’s recent offerings in the Cryptic spot; in fact some of the clues seem more in the style of the Quiptic. There seem to be a lot of reversals going on, especially in the downs. All nicely done, though, so an enjoyable, if brief, solve. Thanks to Nutmeg

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Independent 8690 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on August 21st, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Well…. another Thursday toughie from Anax.

 

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Financial Times 14,697 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on August 21st, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 11

The usual not too spicy quality fare from Crux but, imho, once more let down by some weak cryptic definitions. So both ‘thanks’ and ‘sorry’ to the setter.

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Financial Times 14,696 by Magwitch

Posted by Pete Maclean on August 21st, 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 9, 2014

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Financial Times 14,705 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on August 20th, 2014

PeeDee.

A tough puzzle from Alberich.

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Guardian 26,343 by Paul

Posted by flashling on August 20th, 2014

flashling.

Guardian regular Paul today.

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Independent 8,689 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on August 20th, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

It is Wednesday today and thus home to Dac’s latest offering.

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Inquisitor 1346: Strides by Schadenfreude

Posted by kenmac on August 20th, 2014

kenmac.

Preamble: Clashes in 12 cells must be replaced by a number from 1 to 12, different in each case. Corrections to misprints in 13 clues whose answers are entered normally describe the rule for number selection. Numbers in brackets refer to the lengths of grid entries.

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Independent 8688 / Radian

Posted by duncanshiell on August 19th, 2014

duncanshiell.

Tuesday Independent puzzles are often a bit quirky.  Today’s puzzle from Radian fills the Tuesday role admirably

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Financial Times 14,704 by NEO

Posted by Bhavan on August 19th, 2014

Bhavan.

Very entertaining puzzle.
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Guardian 26,342 by Puck

Posted by PeterO on August 19th, 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26342.

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Guardian 26,341 / Rufus

Posted by Eileen on August 18th, 2014

Eileen.

It’s Monday, it’s Rufus, with the usual potpourri of anagrams and double and cryptic definitions – and the characteristic silky-smooth surfaces, with some smiles along the way. Thank you, Rufus, for a pleasant puzzle.

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Guardian Quiptic 770/Provis

Posted by Pierre on August 18th, 2014

Pierre.

Well, come on, tell me what you thought.  Lurkers are particularly invited to comment.

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Independent 8687/Crosophile

Posted by Pierre on August 18th, 2014

Pierre.

The days of the Monday Indy being the ‘easy’ entry to the week seem to have long gone.  I liked this puzzle, and there were enough straightforward answers to get you going; but I found it really tough to finish, and struggled to parse quite a few.  I think I have nailed it all down, but would appreciate a bit of help to make sure that I have explained everything properly.

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