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Archive for February 24th, 2011

Independent 7,600/Nestor

Posted by Ali on 24th February 2011

Ali.

We don’t often see Nestor during the week and it seems like ages since I’ve blogged one of his puzzles. I was expecting a bit of a toughie, but actually found that I got through it fairly quickly. That didn’t however detract from the quality of the clues. There were some great ones here, from the get-go to the let-go. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,626 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th February 2011

Gaufrid.

 Smiffy is away on business today and so is unable to be with us.

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Guardian 25,254 – Pasquale

Posted by Andrew on 24th February 2011

Andrew.

I’m always glad to see Pasquale making an appearance, though ever since his Janet Street-Porter puzzle a while back I’m also a bit nervous if he turns up on one of my blogging days. However, this one was definitely at the milder end of the spectrum, with a good smattering of easier clues to get started with, after which the rest followed without too much difficulty. There are a couple of slightly obscure words, but as always the clueing is impeccably fair and elegant so they shouldn’t have caused too much difficulty.

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Financial Times 13,617 / Crux

Posted by Agentzero on 24th February 2011

Agentzero.

Prize Puzzle of Monday 14 February

Many clever clues from Crux, including one which is too clever for me:  26 down.  Among my favourites were those with well disguised definitions: 9 across and 6 down. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,616 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th February 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 12
As most of you may know, John Graham (a.k.a. Cinephile) recently had his 90th birthday. I found this puzzle of his fairly tricky. I would not say it has any great clues but I do like 6D (ABUT) and the clever clue couplings in 9-10A and 26-27D. Then there is one, 24D (TREATY), that I do not fully understand.

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