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Archive for September, 2011

Independent 7,787/Phi

Posted by Ali on 30th September 2011

Ali.

If you went looking for the Indy puzzle online this morning or tried to download it using a mobile app (as I did), you may well have found a Glowworm puzzle, or absolutely nothing. I was a bit flummoxed by the odd number of the online puzzle, so decided to grab a copy of the paper just in case. Looks like there was an error online (now corrected I see), as it was of course a Phi.

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Financial Times 13,812 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on 30th September 2011

Gaufrid.

A very straightforward puzzle from Falcon today which took far longer to blog than it did to solve. The only obscurity, for me, was the Agatha Christie novel in 26dn but it didn’t take long to find confirmation in Wikipedia.

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Guardian 25,441 – Gordius

Posted by Andrew on 30th September 2011

Andrew.

A typical Gordius, with some nice ideas but sometimes flawed by inaccurate or clumsy execution, though my opinion may be coloured by having had to solve it (and write this) in rather a rush. Maybe kinder thoughts will prevail in the comments..

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Independent 7786/Anax

Posted by John on 29th September 2011

John.

My apologies if this blog is on the late side. Having done the crossword by about 1 am, I managed to wipe it by mistake and when I tried to get back into the Indy website I couldn’t. Whether this was them or me I’m not sure, but at any rate I could do all I wanted to do this morning.

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Financial Times no.13,811 by HAMILTON

Posted by Ringo on 29th September 2011

Ringo.

It seems a pity to be negative on such a glorious autumn morning, but…

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,440 by Paul

Posted by PeterO on 29th September 2011

PeterO.

A breezy outing with Paul.
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Financial Times 13,802 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 29th September 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Sep 19

An elegant puzzle by Falcon, the FT’s very own Everyman. Yes, most of us (including me) would perhaps call this an easy ride but when a crossword is so immaculately clued as this one, there is no reason for serious complaints. Highly enjoyable! Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,801 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 29th September 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 18

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Financial Times 13,810 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 28th September 2011

PeeDee.

A very fine crossword from IO.  I started of easily thinking I was going to romp though in no time, then slowly ground to a halt towards the end.  “Harder then it looks” would be my summary.

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Cryptic crossword No 25,439 The Guardian by Orlando

Posted by Stella on 28th September 2011

Stella.

An enjoyable mix of fairly obvious anagrams plus some more obscure definitions and answers to keep me on my toes. Unfortunately, the explanation for one of the latter eludes me.

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Independent 7785 by Crosophile

Posted by flashling on 28th September 2011

flashling.

Was expecting a smooth Dac and got a cracking Crosophile instead, not complaining though, good stuff. No obvious ninas or themes or pangrams today – this is not a bad thing. Some midnight oil burning here as off to another firework championships (to music this time) in the morning, so any mistakes will need to be sorted by commenters.

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Inquisitor 1195: Highly Strung by Samuel

Posted by HolyGhost on 28th September 2011

HolyGhost.

Clues are presented in alphabetical order of answers (at least, that’s what the preamble said), and 19 have single-letter misprints in the definition. These spell out a link between the theme of the puzzle and the 8 unclued entries, 5 of which are to be entered at numbered locations.
 
In the first session (Saturday evening) I managed to solve all bar three of the clues – not too fast, not too slow – but then was too tired to start fitting them in to the ‘jigsaw’; I merely entered the Z from one of the nine-letter words into the slot at r4c3 and went to bed.

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Independent 7,784 / Scorpion

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 27th September 2011

RatkojaRiku.

It’s Tuesday and I’m blogging a Scorpion puzzle, so it’s doubtless time for a thematic puzzle and/or a Nina.

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Financial Times 13809 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 27th September 2011

scchua.

Thanks Armonie, for an enjoyable puzzle.  Started easily in the NW, and last in were a couple in the SE.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  There is a hidden connection in one of the picture sets.

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Guardian 25,438 – Brendan

Posted by Uncle Yap on 27th September 2011

Uncle Yap.

What a tour de force by this Master.

 

 

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