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Archive for September 8th, 2011

Independent 7,768/Anax

Posted by Ali on 8th September 2011


It’s been ages since I landed an Anax, no doubt because his tough puzzles usually guarantee a Saturday slot! This was no exception. You can be pretty sure that you’re in for a rough ride when the first answer you get is TURBELLARIAN!

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Financial Times no.13,793 by FLIMSY

Posted by Ringo on 8th September 2011


A lovely little puzzle from Flimsy on a pretty miserable morning in north Leeds. Nothing too demanding, but a good mixture of methods and and some cute clueing (plus a scattering of general knowledge-related clues, which always ensures a good review from me).

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Guardian 25,422 – Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 8th September 2011


The instruction “FH has the same meaning throughout” is the sort of thing that is common in Araucaria’s puzzles in the Financial Times ( as Cinephile), but less often seen in the Guardian. Perhaps surprisingly, there are only four clues (highlighted below) that have FH in them, but in compensation there are several other references to the theme in other clues. Overall I found this quite easy going, and with hardly any liberties to object to.

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Financial Times 13,784 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 8th September 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 29

I am pretty sure that Bryan will qualify this crossword as ‘very enjoyable’. And if so, I fully agree with him. Not as many cryptic definitions as on some other occasions, but all the same a very typical Dante.

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FInancial Times 13,783 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 8th September 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 27

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