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Archive for February 11th, 2010

Financial Times 13,307 /Hamilton

Posted by smiffy on 11th February 2010

smiffy.

My first encounter with Hamilton, although our search archive suggests that he/she has appeared at least a couple of times before in previous months (perhaps Gaufrid can induct Hamilton into our setters’ Roll of Honour page…. is there a minimum number of puzzles threshold?).  Overall, this was an enjoyable enough romp.  On the Hamiltonian entertainment scale, I’d rate it closer to the Lewis grade than the ‘Diddy’ David level.

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Independent 7277 by Punk

Posted by nmsindy on 11th February 2010

nmsindy.

A joy to solve from this talented setter, showing puzzles don’t have to be hard to be good.  Maybe because I saw quite a few of the answers from the definitions and emerging crossing letters, it was an unusually fast solve for me, 14 mins.

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New Guardian Website

Posted by Gaufrid on 11th February 2010

Gaufrid.

For those of you who have tried to print today’s puzzle and have just got a grey block where the grid should be there is a solution. You need to set your browser so that it prints the background as well as the foreground.

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Independent on Sunday 1043 by Quixote – 7 Feb 2010

Posted by Handel on 11th February 2010

Handel.

Post-revelry solve, so slightly longer than it should have been really, about 25 minutes. Very happy to be joining the blogging team having been long-time readers!

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Guardian 24931 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 11th February 2010

mhl.

A very enjoyable crossword from Paul, with nothing too tricky, I think, unless the few themed answers were unfamiliar to you. (They helped a lot in our case.)

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Financial Times 13,298 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 11th February 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 1 February 2010
Interesting week-opener from Crux; simple yet varied. I learn a new word at 14 Across plus a new fact (aren’t we cruciverbalists all full of trivia?)

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Financial Times 13,297 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th February 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 30
Another beauty from Cincinnus and one that I found easy. 2D should be a classic while 23A, 26A, 29A and 3D are also gems — especially 3D.

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