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Archive for February 23rd, 2012

Financial Times 13,935 / Jason

Posted by Gaufrid on 23rd February 2012

Gaufrid.

Work commitments have prevented Ringo from blogging today. I hadn’t intended to solve this puzzle, and certainly hadn’t allowed any time for writing this post, so I have had to limit my input to an analysis of the clues and will leave others to comment on the puzzle itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Independent 7912 / Tees

Posted by duncanshiell on 23rd February 2012

duncanshiell.

Tees regularly produces crosswords that have attractions for beginners, while also catering for the more experienced solvers.

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Guardian 25,566 – Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 23rd February 2012

Andrew.

My second Araucaria to blog in a row, and good entertainment again. I don’t think it’s giving anything away to say that many clues rely on a variety of different meanings and uses of the word “box”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 13,926 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 23rd February 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Feb 13

The last two Crux crosswords generated a spectacular total of zero comments. That’s perhaps disappointing for me, but even more for the setter who, in my opinion, is one of the more imaginative compilers within the FT area.  In this puzzle once more smooth surfaces, a fine spread of devices (no overdose of cds, dds or anagrams, for example) and occasionally some adventurous cluing (like in 23d).

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Financial Times 13,925 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd February 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 11, 2012

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