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Archive for August 19th, 2010

Financial Times 13,468 – Sleuth

Posted by smiffy on 19th August 2010


Only one potential slice of esotericum (at 28A, one of those “you either know it or you don’t” answers) as far as I could discern.  Overall, this one didn’t really float my boat – but perhaps that’s more a case of my own Plimsoll line having become a tad decalibrated.

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Independent 7,439 by Tees

Posted by Simon Harris on 19th August 2010

Simon Harris.

A characteristically challenging and inventive Tees puzzle, that was far too hard for me to complete in the time available. It feels like there’s a theme here, goddesses perhaps, though I can’t quite put my finger on it.

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Guardian 25,093 / Rover

Posted by Eileen on 19th August 2010


It’s rather surprising to have two posthumous puzzles in a row: Rover died in May this year. This is a typical ‘mixed bag’ of a Rover puzzle – some good clues interspersed with some rather dubious or weak cryptic definitions. There’s a rather dated feel to this puzzle, in both clues and answers.

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Financial Times 13,459 – Crux

Posted by Uncle Yap on 19th August 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 9 August 2010
Another gentle start to the week.

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Financial Times 13,458 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th August 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 7
Being on holiday in the Austrian Alps, I took this puzzle at a leisurely pace and it took me some time — there was even a moment when I wondered if I would complete it but, as always, I did. And it ended up being a satisfying one with some nicely tricky clues such as 12A (SENTENCE), 12D (SPINNER) and 20D (APPENDIX).

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