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Financial Times 13,468 – Sleuth

Posted by smiffy on 19th August 2010

smiffy.

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

Eileen.

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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