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Archive for December 23rd, 2010

Financial Times 13,576 / Flimsy

Posted by smiffy on 23rd December 2010

smiffy.

A playful miscellany of items today, as we veer from Playtex push-ups to perma-tan puns, by way of Pertwee portrayals.  Apologies for the somewhat tardy post – my web connectivity has not been all that it should for the last 12hours.

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Guardian 25201 / Araucaria

Posted by duncanshiell on 23rd December 2010

duncanshiell.

I like to work though all the clues first to see how many I can solve cold.  As the first clue I solved in this puzzle was 25d, I thought this was going to be a real struggle.  However, 1,4 was the next to fall and things improved rapidly after that.  

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Financial Times 13,566 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd December 2010

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 11

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Independent 7547/Nimrod

Posted by John on 23rd December 2010

John.

My easy time had to come to an end sooner or later. I find Nimrod about as difficult as any of the Indy setters. There are some good clues here and it seems to be fair, but as feared I still don’t understand some of it. The fact that there were a number of very long anagrams — Nimrod’s speciality — made it both easier and harder: once solved they opened up great areas of the grid, but they took me ages to work out and in the case of 1/5/29/30 I just couldn’t see what was being anagrammed and gave up and used the Reveal button. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,567 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 23rd December 2010

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword on 13 December 2010
Another delightful puzzle from a great wordsmith whose slick facility with the English word continues to entertain and beguile us. Seeing the massive fall of snow in the UK, he must have wished he tarried longer down under or stopped over with Uncle Yap, 3 degree north of the equator and enjoying 30 degree Celcius temperature :-)

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