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Archive for February 4th, 2010

Financia Times 13,301 / Bradman

Posted by smiffy on 4th February 2010

smiffy.

Bradman seems to be cropping up quite regularly in the Thursday slot of late, which is fortunate for me from a blogworthiness standpoint.  14A features a potentially new clue type (the subjective &lit), and I’m far from confident of having cracked 16A correctly.

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Guardian 24925 / Orlando

Posted by Eileen on 4th February 2010

Eileen.

A delightful puzzle from Orlando, which shouldn’t have caused too many problems on the bus or train and may have elicited curious looks from fellow-passengers at the smiles and ‘ahas’ along the way. Faultless cluing and some great surfaces – I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Independent 7,267 by Anax (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 30/01/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th February 2010

Simon Harris.

Another challenging-but-fun weekend puzzle from Anax, which kept me occupied for some time, and briefly had me wondering if I was going to manage it. In the end everything came together nicely of course. No obvious theme or Nina that I can see, but I’m sure I’ll be corrected quickly enough if there is one.

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Independent 7,271 by Morph

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th February 2010

Simon Harris.

It seems to be nearly a year since I blogged a Morph, and I do remember struggling with that one. This seemed a bit easier, though still pretty challenging of course, so maybe I’m getting the hang of things!

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Independent on Sunday 1042 by Quixote – 31 Jan 2010

Posted by nmsindy on 4th February 2010

nmsindy.

Solving time, 26 mins, found top half harder than bottom half.

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Financial Times 13,292 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 4th February 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 25 January 2010
Once again, Dante charms us with his smooth and slick surfaces for a gentle introduction to another FT week. Some of his cryptic definitions are priceless

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Financial Times 13,291 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th February 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 23
Here’s a themed puzzle (lots of iron and irons) with a theme that there’s nothing to figure out about. And a theme that is well exploited especially in the most admirable 25A. Okay, it does not have a great surface but it is still very clever. I also like 14D but have reservations about 23A.

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