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Archive for January 6th, 2011

Financial Times 13,584 / Styx

Posted by smiffy on 6th January 2011


A quick-quick-slow kind of puzzle today.  Plenty of easy or familiar items on the menu to binge on early, before finishing off with a smattering of sublimely tricky or unhelpfully-defined answers.

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Independent 7,558 / Phi – snow on the line?

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 6th January 2011


A tricky puzzle, since so many of the entries revolved around one clue, which for those of us working on the basis of the electronic version alone was merely described as a 17-word entry, with no indication of the length of the original words – perhaps the paper version (which appears not to have reached these foreign climes yet today) gave more details? I take it that it did, since the letter count has been kindly posted by Eimi on Fifteensquared.

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Independent 7558 / Phi – A message from Eimi

Posted by Admin on 6th January 2011


We have another situation today in which the numeration for the very long
answer can’t be given due to software constraints. If you’d like to give the
information on fifteensquared again it’s: (1,4,6,2,3,2,2,4,3,5,4,2,3,4,3,1,7).

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Guardian 25,212 / Bonxie

Posted by mhl on 6th January 2011


A very impressive puzzle from Bonxie, where every down clue and three across clues begin with “Left”. I think there a couple of slightly problematic clues, which I’ve mentioned below, but it’s quite an achievement nonetheless.

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Financial Times 13,577 / Cinephile’s Christmas Jumbo

Posted by Gaufrid on 6th January 2011


I was rather surprised to find that this Cinephile Jumbo took me no longer than some of the ‘normal’ FT puzzles despite the greater number of clues. This was perhaps due to twigging the theme very early on or possibly due to the fact that there didn’t appear to be as many of Cinephile’s characteristic liberties as there might have been.

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Financial Times 13,578 – Dante

Posted by Uncle Yap on 6th January 2011

Uncle Yap.

Monday Prize Crossword first appeared on-line on 28 December 2010
Dante has this last prize and prized puzzle in 2010 … I just wonder whether any FT subscriber would take time off from the Christmas/New Year revelry to enter the Competition.

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