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Archive for August 12th, 2010

Financial Times 13,462 – Alberich

Posted by smiffy on 12th August 2010

smiffy.

To avoid being too sycophantic, I’ll simply list a smattering of the clues that I relished for one reason or another; 1A, 16A, 19A, 27A, 7D, 8D, 22D.  If you’re not a regular FT solver and are looking for some time well-spent, then I’d recommend taking this one out for a spin. 

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Independent 7,433/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 12th August 2010

Ali.

I got nowhere fast with Nimrod’s recent wedding day puzzle, and I didn’t fair much better with this one, eventually resorting to the cheat button with about 60% done.

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Inquisitor 1137 – Cryptogram by Kruger

Posted by petebiddlecombe on 12th August 2010

petebiddlecombe.

I have to confess to being stumped by the final step of this puzzle. The instructions tell us that:

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Guardian 25,087 – Brummie

Posted by Andrew on 12th August 2010

Andrew.

I always feel a little nervous when I see Brummie’s name on a puzzle, and indeed it took me a while to get going with it, but it was not too hard overall, with the downs seeming a little easier than the acrosses. There seems to be a bit of a theme going on – to avoid giving the game away I’ll mention it at the end of the blog.

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Financial Times 13,453 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 12th August 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 2 August 2010
We are back to the slick smoothie to give us a gentle start to the FT week. As usual, there is this generous serving of concise clues with very few words wasted.

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Financial Times 13,452 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 12th August 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 31
This strikes me as a mediocre Cincinnus puzzle (although with Cincinnus, mediocre is still jolly fine). My faves are 13A (MAT), 2D (BRIGHTON), 6D (ELMO) and 17D (HOMESPUN).

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