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Archive for February 17th, 2011

Guardian 25,248 – Araucaria

Posted by manehi on 17th February 2011

manehi.

Not a surprising choice of setter following yesterday’s rather special crossword – this puzzle looked a little daunting at first but wasn’t too tricky once the grid began to fill. Slightly unsure on a few of the explanations.

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Financial Times 13,620 / Styx

Posted by smiffy on 17th February 2011

smiffy.

A perfectly respectable crossword, with several particularly fine clues.  Just a pity for Styx that that it’s hard to escape the inevitable sense of “After the Lord Mayor’s show..” still lingering from yesterday’s splendiferous offering.

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Independent 7594/Dac

Posted by John on 17th February 2011

John.

After what seems to have been a succession of highly complicated and clever crosswords recently, it’s quite nice to get back to something vanilla. But what vanilla. The very best you can get. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,611 / Dante

Posted by Agentzero on 17th February 2011

Agentzero.

Prize puzzle from the FT of Monday 7 February

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Financial Times 13,610 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th February 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 5
Here’s another good puzzle from Cincinnus. My favourite clues are 9A (TITLE), 12A (WHOA), 20A (NICK) and 7D (BEECH). Three answers were terms I did not know 3D (CHEESE MITE), 18D (NAURUAN) (although I knew of Nauru itself) and 21D (CUTIS).

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