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Archive for March 11th, 2010

Independent 7301 by Punk

Posted by nmsindy on 11th March 2010

nmsindy.

This was very good indeed.

nmsindy has admitted to weaknesses esp films but is prepared to admit to a strength, football, which was v helpful here.    Solving time, 50 mins.

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Financial Times 13,331 / Alberich

Posted by Gaufrid on 11th March 2010

Gaufrid.

I covered Alberich’s first FT puzzle eighteen months ago and my opening comment was “I don’t think I have ever completed an FT quite so quickly, the answers just seemed to enter themselves”. How things have changed since then! This one took me twice as long as usual and involved a fair degree of head-scratching.

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Independent on Sunday 1047 by Quixote 7 March 2010

Posted by Handel on 11th March 2010

Handel.

An in-bed solve, lasting perhaps 25 minutes.

ACROSS

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Guardian 24,955 / Brummie

Posted by mhl on 11th March 2010

mhl.

A rather rushed post, I’m afraid, so apologies for errors and omissions, which I probably won’t be able to fix until much later. Overall, an enjoyable puzzle, with the odd bit of tough vocabulary. (After seeing “Dude” and “tenpin” bowler in the surface readings, I was hoping for a Big Lebowski theme, but I can’t spot any other references…)

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Posted in Guardian | 26 Comments »

Financial Times 13,322 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 11th March 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword from 1 March 2010
A not-too-difficult week-opening puzzle from Crux …  the Monday FT series is  eminently suitable for beginners to cryptic crosswords to cut their teeth on. On my part, I shall continue to make my blogs simple and comprehensive to guide the newbies.

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Financial Times 13,321 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th March 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 27

The nominees for best charade are 17A, 18A, 21A and 8D. And the winner is 8D! For best anagram or anagram-combination, the nominees are 9A, 14A and 3D. And the award goes to 9A. Finally, 9A, 8D and 27D are nominated for best overall clue. And the gong goes to 27D!!!

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