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Archive for March 15th, 2012

Independent 7930/Monk

Posted by John on 15th March 2012

John.

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

manehi.

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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Posted in Guardian | 27 Comments »

Financial Times no.13,953 by SLEUTH

Posted by Ringo on 15th March 2012

Ringo.

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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