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Archive for December 15th, 2011

Financial Times no.13,877 by ORENSE

Posted by Ringo on 15th December 2011


I’d been feeling a little jaded with the world of cryptics lately (cue violins)… but the wonderful Arachne in the Guardian yesterday and Orense here today have quite restored my faith. How’s that for a heartwarming advent tale? Anyway, no Christmas allusions here from Orense (save for a nod to the nativity in the surface of 14ac.), and nothing too difficult – but ingenious clueing from top to bottom.

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Independent 7852 by Anarche

Posted by flashling on 15th December 2011


Arachne yesterday in the Guardian transforms to Anarche in the Indy today.

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Guardian Cryptic 25506 Tramp

Posted by scchua on 15th December 2011


Back to the blogging schedule, and thank you to PeeDee for standing in in my Guardian slots.  I have come back to an immensely enjoyable puzzle today, with lots of pop culture (nothing wrong with that!), and having met with Tramp in Derby, can understand why the 80s.  Lots of pleasurable surfaces and some racy definitions and wordplays.  Thanks Tramp, and it was nice chatting with you.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  The picture set at the bottom has an unidentified link to the crossword.

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Financial Times 13,868 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 15th December 2011

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/5 Dec

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Financial Times 13,867 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 15th December 2011

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 3

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