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Archive for August, 2010

Guardian 25,100 – Orlando

Posted by manehi on 27th August 2010

manehi.

Some clever clues but pretty easy overall from Orlando today.

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Financial Times 13,474 / Mudd

Posted by smiffy on 26th August 2010

smiffy.

Please excuse the later than usual post; a plumbing emergency kiboshed my morning routine.  But now that an 18A has been successfully issued and implemented on the pipe in question, I got to belatedly enjoy one of Mudd’s rare weekday outings.

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Independent 7445 by Anax

Posted by flashling on 26th August 2010

flashling.

My heart sank a bit when it was confirmed that it was Anax today after last Saturday’s offering. This is nowhere near that hard.

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Guardian 25,099 / Gordius

Posted by mhl on 26th August 2010

mhl.

I’m afraid this a very rushed post for me today, and I haven’t figured out how 10a and 11a work – I’m sure the comments will clear those up, though…

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Financial Times 13,465 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 26th August 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 16 August 2010
Once again, Mr Smoothie is back to entertain us with his slick surfaces and glib clues.

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Financial Times 13,464 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th August 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 14
A fine Cincinnus this time with great anagrams in 24A (SVENGALI) and 5D (NOW THERE’S A THING), a dazzling cryptic definition in 13D (GOOD IN PARTS), and some good double definitions. I also like 10A (WELL-NIGH).

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Independent 7,444 by Dac

Posted by Simon Harris on 25th August 2010

Simon Harris.

Pretty tough today, I thought, especially the lower half of the grid. There were several references to things that I had never heard of, but after a bit of light research, everything adds up of course.

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Financial Times 13,473 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on 25th August 2010

Gaufrid.

The theme today seems to be an attempt to get into the grid as many words and phrases that are derived from French as possible. I have identified those that I know but I may have missed some so any additions would be welcome.

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Guardian 25,098 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 25th August 2010

Eileen.

There’s much to admire in this characteristically Puckish puzzle, which I found great fun and very enjoyable – a nice variety of clue types and some excellent surfaces: it would have been sycophantic to highlight them all! Many thanks, Puck.

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Inquisitor 1139 – One Quarter by Schadenfreude

Posted by Hihoba on 25th August 2010

Hihoba.

We were aked to identify a quotation round the perimeter which denied the existence of three unclued entries. Its source was indicated in the grid – clearly involving the barred off central square.

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Independent 7,443/Raich

Posted by Ali on 24th August 2010

Ali.

I was expecting a Virgilius after recent absences, so seeing Raich was a pleasant surprise. And a very pleasant puzzle it was too.

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Guardian 25097 – Paul

Posted by Uncle Yap on 24th August 2010

Uncle Yap.

What a treat! For the second week running, I got to blog another master ( a reverential term of respect and admiration which really shouldn’t upset anyone). As expected, Paul served up many different and tricky devices to challenge and entertain us … and well, he did

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Financial Times 13,472 / Armonie

Posted by Agentzero on 24th August 2010

Agentzero.

Nothing difficult here, but I admire how Armonie makes it all seem so effortless. As usual, the clues have excellent surfaces that read naturally. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Quiptic 562 / Pan

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd August 2010

Gaufrid.

Welcome to the first Quiptic blog on Fifteensquared. Our intention is that clues for this puzzle series will be described in a little more detail than normal in the hope that this will be of benefit to newcomers to the world of cryptic puzzles.

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Guardian 25,096 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on 23rd August 2010

Andrew.

Very easy fare from Rufus today, but lots of his characteristically smooth surface readings. A nice gentle start to the week – thanks Rufus..

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