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Archive for January 19th, 2012

Financial Times no.13,905 by ORENSE

Posted by Ringo on 19th January 2012


Sorry I’m late – I had some work that steadfastly refused to do itself. A very nice little puzzle, this one, I thought; not too tough (thankfully) but full of wit and imagination. Thank-you, Orense.

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Independent 7882/Anax

Posted by John on 19th January 2012


The usual outstanding crossword from Anax. Of course there are one or two about which I’m not quite sure, but that’s usual. There are some quite brilliant clues here. I’ve referred to one or two of them, but there are many others that could also have been picked out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday Cryptic Puzzles

Posted by Admin on 19th January 2012


Anax is trying to get some feedback as to what people think about the level of difficulty of the Sunday cryptics. To this end he has added a poll to his website. It only requires you to select one answer from four so please take a minute or two to pay his site a visit: Anax Poll.

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Guardian 25,536 – Paul

Posted by manehi on 19th January 2012


Lots of fun and clever cluing from Paul – favourites were 1dn and 6,23 and biggest groan was for 8dn.

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Financial Times 13,896 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 19th January 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword /Jan 9

It’s been a while since I’ve last blogged a crossword, but I’m back in town. Many thanks to Duncan [easily the most detailed blog around] and scchua [who was very delighted to take the honours] who both helpfully stepped in when the FT decided to have some Tuesday Prize Crosswords.  Anyway, a fresh restart for me with an overall gentle Dante .

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Financial Times 13,895 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th January 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 7, 2012

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