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Archive for March 4th, 2010

Financial Times 13,325 / Aardvark

Posted by smiffy on 4th March 2010

smiffy.

A well-crafted tour through a variety of avenues of general knowledge today.  We seem to cover everything from military history to folklore and geology, by way of a healthy dose of geography along the way.

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Independent 7,291 by Phi (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 27/02/10)

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th March 2010

Simon Harris.

I seem to have got off lightly after some of the toughies we’ve had on recent Saturdays, which I’ve really struggled with. This, by stark contrast, didn’t put up much of a fight at all, probably taking less time than a typical Friday Phi to complete. Still, no question over the quality of the clueing, and no danger of a late blog posting!

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Guardian 24,949 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 4th March 2010

Eileen.

I consider myself very fortunate in drawing this one, as I blogged the last Brendan. There’s the usual witty and clever cluing and enough cross-reference to add interest, without making it too easy. I enjoyed it a lot. [There’s one clue I haven’t solved and another I can’t explain. I’m sure help is at hand!

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Independent on Sunday 1046 by Quixote – 28th Feb 2010

Posted by Handel on 4th March 2010

Handel.

We polished this one off in the Bridge in Topsham, with pints of Branoc and hot pasties. What a wonderful afternoon. Found this easier than the previous puzzle, the vocab in this puzzle was more up our street.

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Independent 7,295 by Mordred

Posted by Simon Harris on 4th March 2010

Simon Harris.

An interesting one this, I think – neither too hard nor too easy, though for several the answer came more easily than the explanation.

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Financial Times 13,316 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 4th March 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword from 22 February 2010
Another smooth offering from the slick Dante. Very suitable for beginners to this delightful pastime of solving cryptic crosswords.

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Financial Times 13,315 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th March 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 20
The top-left corner of this puzzle took me a while. I especially like 21D.

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