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Archive for August 18th, 2011

Financial Times no.13,775 by ORENSE

Posted by Ringo on 18th August 2011


A lovely little puzzle from Orense today. Nothing very difficult, but plenty of wit and variety; all in all, a nice way to spend a sunny ten minutes. Or maybe I’m just in a good mood because I got a cheque in the morning post and my A-Level results days are a long way behind me.

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Guardian 25,404 / Boatman

Posted by Eileen on 18th August 2011


It’s five months since I blogged a Boatman puzzle and I commented then that we don’t see him often enough. There have been only two in between, so that’s certainly true!

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Independent 7,750 / Nimrod

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 18th August 2011


When you have a Nimrod puzzle to solve or to blog, you know you are in for a challenge, and true to form, he has not disappointed today. For me, more so with Nimrod than with any other compiler that I can think of, I often solve nothing on my first read-through, and then grind away at the puzzle slowly and patiently. Invariably, I solve shorter entries first, moving on to longer entries – with the help of 8, of course! Perhaps because I am on holiday and not in my usual state of fatigue, I cracked this one more quickly than the average Nimrod teaser, although I am not sure that I have parsed all the solutions wholly correctly – any improvements would be gratefully accepted!

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Financial Times 13,766 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 18th August 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 8

In a day and age that not everyone seems to appreciate Dante, I can only say that I liked this crossword very much.

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Financial Times 13,765 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th August 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 6

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