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Archive for March 15th, 2012

Independent 7930/Monk

Posted by John on 15th March 2012


As expected Monk has produced a good crossword with a nice range of clue-types. And also as expected I have failed to understand some of them, so what seems to be his brilliance is lost on me to some extent.

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Guardian 25,584 – Gordius

Posted by manehi on 15th March 2012


Enjoyed this, though the long down clues going in third and fourth meant it didn’t last very long. Favourite clue 21dn.

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Financial Times no.13,953 by SLEUTH

Posted by Ringo on 15th March 2012


Nothing to frighten the horses this morning from Sleuth. One or two elements of the parsing took me a minute to unravel, but I got there in the end. Hats off for 9ac (although I have the faintest of inklings that I’ve seen it before).

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Financial Times 13,944 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 15th March 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 5

A Dante crossword drenched in double definitions, anagrams, etc etc.  All very familiar, but then there was 12ac. I have an idea how it might work, but I do not like my explanation. As a kind of mini contest I hereby challenge All Ye Out There to provide me with the right parsing of this clue. Unfortunately, there are no prizes to be won other than, er, Eternal Fame ! :)  [and btw, dear Dante, yours is already Eternal Fame, so please Only Connect in case nobody comes up with a satisfactory comment]. 

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Financial Times 13,943 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 15th March 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 3, 2012

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