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Archive for November 10th, 2011

Financial Times no.13,847 by REDSHANK

Posted by Ringo on 10th November 2011


Oops. Problems here. I’m not sure how it’s come out in the pink paper, but the PDF puzzle I’ve got from the FT website is all to cock: rogue white squares and clues strewn here, there and everywhere. I think I’ve managed to pick my way through the wreckage okay, though.

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Guardian 25,476 / Boatman

Posted by Eileen on 10th November 2011


This time yesterday, I was thanking my lucky stars that I wasn’t blogging the Enigmatist. [Well done, Andrew – I was among those who had a busy day and had to come back to it and, by the time I’d finished the battle, there was nothing left to say]. My pleasure at seeing Boatman’s name on today’s puzzle took an immediate dive on seeing the ‘special instructions': two prize-type puzzles on two consecutive weekdays seemed a bit much!

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Independent 7,822 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 10th November 2011


I am rather bleary-eyed after a long journey, so apologies in advance if my blog does not do justice to Nestor’s beautifully crafted and, in my view, highly enjoyable puzzle.

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Financial Times 13,838 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 10th November 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Oct 31

A Crux crossword full of clues that were really on my wavelength. When I showed this puzzle to my PinC (who has never tackled a Crux), she was very impressed by it, adding “a setter who really cares for surfaces”. I couldn’t agree more. Happily, Crux geared up a bit which made that, at least for me, solving this puzzle wasn’t a routine job – the top half being considerably harder than its counterpart.  Nice crossword – not too many cryptic definitions [in my opinion, not Crux’s forte], and 24d? … any ideas in defence of Crux are most welcome.

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Financial Times 13,837 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th November 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 29

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