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Archive for February 10th, 2011

Guardian 25,242 / Paul

Posted by mhl on 10th February 2011

mhl.

As usual, a very entertaining solve from Paul, with a nice theme that shouldn’t have caused too many problems. (Incidentally, I’m sure we all wish the setter congratulations on his recent engagement!)

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Financial Times 13,614 / Sleuth

Posted by smiffy on 10th February 2011

smiffy.

Plenty to get our laughing gear around today, particularly with several clues depending on a veritable diaspora of famous surnames from various realms.  I’ve simply name-checked them all, rather than provide an abundance of Wikipedic links, as it’s usually the case that one solver’s obscurity is another’s household name.  Overall, this seems be at the more head-scratching end of Sleuth’s gamut.

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Independent 7588 by Anax

Posted by flashling on 10th February 2011

flashling.

Thursday fun with Anax, this is a nod to us at fifteensquared. That, however, really has nothing whatsoever to do as a help in solving this crossword. It’s an Anax so it’s tough in places – well I found it so – but fair.

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Financial Times 13,605 / Falcon

Posted by Agentzero on 10th February 2011

Agentzero.

Prize Puzzle from Monday January 31

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Financial Times 13,604 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th February 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 29
This puzzle strikes me as one of Mudd’s best. Taking pride of place is the brilliant semi-&lit that is 16D (HEATHROW). And I also especially like 9A (ODDS), 27A (STYE), 28A (WESTWARD HO), 5D (STARS AND STRIPES) and 24D (SUPER).

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