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Archive for December 8th, 2011

Independent 7,846 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 8th December 2011


Having enjoyed my last encounter with Nestor a month ago, from which I emerged with my solver’s pride more or less intact, I was relishing the prospect of solving this one when I noticed it was signed by Nestor. Pride comes before a fall, as they say, and, alas, today he has well and truly wiped the floor with me. Consequently, I will be needing input from fellow solvers to put the finishing touches to this blog.

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Financial Times no.13,871 by REDSHANK

Posted by Ringo on 8th December 2011


Christmas has come early at the FT: despite us not yet being into double figures on the advent calendar, Redshank has dished up a spicy pudding of festive allusions. It doesn’t take much to get me into a rosy-cheeked Dickensian spirit, so the theme is right up my street – but I have to say I found this rather an awkward and unsatisfying solve nevertheless.

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Guardian crossword No 25,500, by Brummie

Posted by Stella on 8th December 2011


I never know quite what to expect with Brummie, and this one started off slowly, but in the end it turned out to be a very enjoyable puzzle, in difficulty I would say somewhere between yesterday’s and Tuesday’s.

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Financial Times 13,862 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 8th December 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/28 Nov

A Crux crossword that most certainly will not cause a storm of comments here. It’s a nice enough puzzle, but it is like Cincinnus recently said to me:  “You really are at one of the loneliest places @ Fifteensquared, aren’t you?”. Yes I am. And does it bother me? Not really.

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Financial Times 13,861 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 8th December 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 26

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