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Archive for January 14th, 2010

Guardian 24907 / Chifonie

Posted by mhl on 14th January 2010

mhl.

A typically enjoyable Chifonie, I think – some tricky clues sprinkled among the easier ones

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Independent 7,253 by Scorpion

Posted by Simon Harris on 14th January 2010

Simon Harris.

I got a little bit psyched out last time I blogged a Scorpion, but thankfully this one was a bit more manageable. It was still a challenge though, and there are perhaps one or two liberties taken in the cluing, so it’ll be interesting to hear how other solvers got on.

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Financial Times 13,283 / Orense

Posted by smiffy on 14th January 2010

smiffy.

Nothing to frighten the horses here, but there are a couple of clues that just seem flawed or – at best – clumsy to me.
I couldn’t help but feel that this was a case of being “better to arrive than to travel”, rather than vice versa.

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Independent on Sunday 1039 by Quixote – 10 Jan 2010

Posted by nmsindy on 14th January 2010

nmsindy.

Solving time, 21 mins

* = anagram   < = reversed

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Financial Times 13,274 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 14th January 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 4 January 2010 No great surprises in this FT week-opener. I simply love 9Down which, in my book, is going to be a classic.

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Financial Times 13,273 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 14th January 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 2nd
Here’s another great puzzle from Cincinnus. I especially liked 1A, 29A and 5D. I solved the puzzle fairly quickly except for 19A and 6D which took me a good while. I don’t remember hearing the term “tail-ender” before (6D).

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