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Archive for July 28th, 2011

Guardian Cryptic 25386 Pasquale

Posted by scchua on 28th July 2011


This is my debut Guardian Cryptic.  Hence, this preamble to a preamble, in case you’re wondering why the detailedness… I’m going on the basis that the 15sq’d motto means “… and never knowingly underexplained”.  Furthermore, I can’t be sure where someone might have a blind spot (I’m sure some of my own blind spots will get in the way of the blog).  Aside from the serious business of explaining, I also try to lighten it a bit, that is, in addition to the entertainment and education provided by the setter.  And that’s why.  Of course, all this (I hasten to add that it’s not unique in 15sq’d)  is provided I have the time on the day….Which happily today I have, thanks to Pasquale with this enjoyable offering which was not too difficult, especially after having got the long ones at 5,23,11,19 and 8. (Definitions are underlined in the clues.)

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Financial Times no. 13,757 by NEO

Posted by Ringo on 28th July 2011


A Financial Times crossword for Financial Times readers, today… which rather left me up a certain creek without a certain implement. An ingenious finance theme throughout, coupled with what I felt was some pretty obscure clueing, made this a tough solve for me today. The hangover didn’t help.

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Independent 7732 by Nimrod

Posted by flashling on 28th July 2011


I was rather hoping Nimrod’s new job as editor for the Saturday magazine Inquisitor crossword would keep him too busy to set the Thursday toughie, alas not…

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Financial Times 13,747 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 28th July 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 16

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