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Archive for March, 2012

Guardian 25,592 / Araucaria

Posted by mhl on 31st March 2012

mhl.

(Sorry to the lateness of this post – I meant to do it yesterday evening but it slipped my mind, I’m afraid.) This was an enjoyable puzzle, although we found it quite tough going, only getting the meaning of “T” rather late.

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Independent 7938 Tyrus (Sat 24-Mar-2012)

Posted by beermagnet on 31st March 2012

beermagnet.

 

I had a bit of ‘blogger’s blindness’ on this one.
I found it a struggle, harder than most Tyrus puzzles I’ve tackled before – hard to get started and hard to make inroads into.

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Enigmatic Variations 1010 Lego by Chalicea

Posted by twencelas on 31st March 2012

twencelas.

Lego – now that’s something you can never get tired of playing with!

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Guardian 25,597 / Araucaria

Posted by Gaufrid on 30th March 2012

Gaufrid.

Stella appears to have gone walkabout so I am a late stand-in.

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Financial Times 13,966 by Orense

Posted by Jed on 30th March 2012

Jed.

Fair puzzle and a nifty solve

 

 

 

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Beelzebub 1150

Posted by Jed on 30th March 2012

Jed.

Straightforward solve this week – very enjoyable

 

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Independent 7943 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 30th March 2012

Bertandjoyce.

We were pleased to have another Phi to blog but for some reason this wasn’t as much fun as some of his more recent ones. There’s nothing to complain about, all the clues are fair with good surface readings, which is what one expects from Phi.

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Financial Times no.13,965 by LOROSO

Posted by Ringo on 29th March 2012

Ringo.

An invigorating challenge to start the day. Some clues took me far longer to solve than they should have, but I’d still rate this is as an above-average toughie by FT standards. Thank-you, Loroso.

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Independent 7,942 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 29th March 2012

RatkojaRiku.

My one-in-every-four Thursday slot has thrown up a Nestor several times recently, and I am certainly not complaining!

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Guardian 25,596 – Paul

Posted by Andrew on 29th March 2012

Andrew.

Yes, it’s me again – I’m standing in for Eileen, who is away. After Brendan yesterday I was delighted again to get Paul today, with a lot of his trademark humour and cheeky clues, including some very nice &lit-ish surfaces

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Financial Times 13,956 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 29th March 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 19

A typical Dante puzzle , enjoyable as ever.

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Financial Times 13,955 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 29th March 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 17, 2012

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Financial Times 13,964 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 28th March 2012

PeeDee.

Another very enjoyable puzzle from Cinephile: varied, witty and educational as always.  Thank you Cinephile.

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Financial Times 13963 Neo

Posted by scchua on 28th March 2012

scchua.

The FT Tuesday gremlin struck yesterday, and the puzzle appeared only today, at the same time as today’s puzzle.  I have liked Neo’s puzzles, and this was no exception, it was perhaps a little bit easier than usual.  Hopefully there are those, like me who waited to solve the puzzle when it finally appeared.  Making the best of a bad situation, this posting is late (just like the puzzle), but better (1 day) late than never?  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  Each picture at the bottom has its own unidentified link to the crossword.

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Independent 7941 / Crosophile

Posted by duncanshiell on 28th March 2012

duncanshiell.

This was a good example of a daily puzzle.  The entries are everyday words and the clues conjured up plenty of mental images, many involving enjoyable misdirection.  I struggled a bit deconstructing the English in 1 across, but I think I have got the idea right.

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