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Archive for February 9th, 2012

Independent 7900/Monk

Posted by John on 9th February 2012


When I saw the rather strange grid, with six 15-letter words and only 22 answers, it immediately seemed that something was afoot, but I can’t see anything. Perhaps there is indeed something there, or perhaps it was just a big achievement to fill such a grid.

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Financial Times no.13,923 by AARDVARK

Posted by Ringo on 9th February 2012


I don’t think I’ve encountered many Aardvarks before in my Thursday slot; in any event, there was nothing here to drive me to echo Edmund Blackadder’s furious  exclamation: “If I ever meet an aardvark, I’m going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn’t suck up an insect if its life depended on it.” A decent puzzle.

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Guardian Cryptic 25554 Paul

Posted by scchua on 9th February 2012


This was an interesting puzzle, thanks Paul.  It was challenging and hard to get into because the gateway clue to the theme, was tricky – complex wordplay and an unusual definition.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  At the risk (cf yesterday’s blog) of horrifying (again) Eileen (palms to cheeks, “Who are these newcomers with their new-fangled ideas?”), the picture set at the bottom has an unidentified link to the crossword.  But seriously….

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Financial Times 13,914 – Mudd

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 9th February 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 30

It is not very often that Mudd appears on a Monday, but there he was. 

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Financial Times 13,913 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 9th February 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 28, 2012

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