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Archive for January 27th, 2011

Independent 7,576/Morph

Posted by Ali on 27th January 2011

Ali.

Apologies for the lateness with this one – it’s been one of those days!

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Financial Times 13,602 / Redshank

Posted by smiffy on 27th January 2011

smiffy.

Another Thursday, another debut setter (or, at least, pseudonym).  My second new opponent in consecutive blogs – the FT editor must be broadening his church further still in 2011.  And it’s not too shabby an offering from the crimson-limbed one; a quick solve but an enjoyable one.

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Guardian 25,230 – Crucible

Posted by Andrew on 27th January 2011

Andrew.

I seem to have got into a habit lately of sailing through one half of a puzzle and struggling with the rest. With this one I finished the bottom half quite quickly but had much more trouble with the top. There’s some quite devious wordplay here, especially in 3d, but all pretty fair and gettable, so it was an enjoyable solve, though I have a couple of small niggles as noted below. To those I’ll see in Derby on Saturday – I’ll see you on Saturday in Derby!

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Financial Times 13,593 / Crux

Posted by Agentzero on 27th January 2011

Agentzero.

The FT gave us a pleasant change from Dante this week.  Please don’t take that the wrong way — I am a fan of the cd master.  But some variety in this space is good.  And Crux has set a delightful puzzle, with innovative definitions and plenty of twists and turns in the wordplay.  If you didn’t solve this last week, stop reading, print it off the FT website, enjoy, and I’ll see you back here in half an hour or so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,592 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 27th January 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 15
I had trouble finishing the lower-left quadrant of this puzzle and maintain a reservation about 17D (EGYPTIAN). My top clues here are 28A (BEGRUDGE) and 8D (LEMONADE).

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