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Archive for October 13th, 2011

Financial Times no.13,823 by MONK

Posted by Ringo on 13th October 2011


After a flying start, I’m afraid my fellow Leodensian Monk has left me stumped this morning… Some very nice clueing, including some pleasing cryptic definitions (and several excursions to Scottish outposts), but I need help with that damned north-east corner…

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Guardian 25,452 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 13th October 2011


It took me a while to crack the clue to the theme and I was meanwhile rather apprehensive, in view of some of Paul’s recent themed puzzles, so I was very relieved to find, once I got there, that the theme was, in fact, a conducive one for me, and things fairly rapidly fell into place after that. I still found several of the answers rather tricky to parse [great cluing!], so I had several penny-dropping moments.

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Independent 7,798 / Nimrod

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 13th October 2011


To be brutally honest, I have to say that Nimrod ran rings around me with today’s puzzle, even more so than usual. Of all the puzzles that I have blogged to date, this is the one that has required the greatest recourse to reference materials to check and even to find solutions, and there are still a number of gaps in my analysis of the clues that I hope that fellow solvers will be able to enlighten me on.

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Financial Times 13,814 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 13th October 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Oct 3

Before I tackle a crossword I always have a first run through the clues. Not to try and find already some solutions but to see whether the surfaces look ‘exciting’. Crux is one of those setters whose cluing style I find consistently attractive.

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Financial Times 13,813 by Bradman

Posted by Pete Maclean on 13th October 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 1

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