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Archive for July 21st, 2011

Financial Times No. 13,751 by FALCON

Posted by Ringo on 21st July 2011

Ringo.

No nasty surprises from Falcon this morning; a nice neat puzzle, spoiled only slightly by some weak charades and a couple of questionable synonyms. And I learned a new word, which is always a nice treat before breakfast on a Thursday.

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Independent 7,726 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 21st July 2011

RatkojaRiku.

A double first for me today: this was the first time that it has fallen to me to solve and blog a Nestor puzzle AND I think that it is the first time ever that I have solved a puzzle in which not one entry was made up of a single word, since all the entries here are two-word phrases, many of which are hyphenated. I spotted this on my initial browse of the puzzle, without solving a clue, and concluded that Nestor must have set himself a personal challenge to fill the grid in this way, since a solver need not have noticed it to complete the puzzle.

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Guardian 25,380 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 21st July 2011

Eileen.

Certainly the toughest challenge of the week so far, with some typically Araucarian liberties which will be a step too far for some. I’ll say no more at this stage!

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Financial Times 13,741 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 21st July 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 9

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