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Archive for November 3rd, 2011

Independent 7,816/Nimrod

Posted by Ali on 3rd November 2011

Ali.

Well, with the Indy website still playing up and the humble blogger left without recourse to starting at midnight and/or the odd bit of help with the Reveal button, Nimrod is one of the names you’d rather not see at the top of the puzzle when you finally manage to get a copy of the paper! That being said, it’s been a while since I blogged a non-Phi Henderson, and Nimrod’s clues are never anything less than very entertaining and inventive. I enjoyed this one a lot.

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Guardian 25,470 / Orlando

Posted by Gaufrid on 3rd November 2011

Gaufrid.

A very quick but pleasant solve for me today even though there were a couple of previously unfamiliar answers (18ac & 13dn). Not being a fan of historical fiction, I had also not heard of part of the wordplay in 22ac but this did not slow progress as the answer was obvious once I had the checked letters. A subsequent visit to Wikipedia confirmed the author. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times no.13,841 by ORENSE

Posted by Ringo on 3rd November 2011

Ringo.

A great example of a none-too-tricky puzzle that was nevertheless great fun to solve. Nothing particularly arcane (although I did learn one new word); just well-crafted, creative wordplay. Thanks Orense.

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Financial Times 13,832 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 3rd November 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/24 Oct

After last week’s Monday Prize Crossword (a smoothie by Armonie, which unfortunately didn’t call for many comments), we return to a familiar area with this Dante puzzle .

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Financial Times 13,831 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 3rd November 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 22

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