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Archive for March 22nd, 2012

Live Chat with Enigmatist

Posted by Admin on 22nd March 2012

Admin.

After last week’s live chat with Arachne/Anarche, this week it’s the turn of John Henderson (aka Enigmatist/Nimrod/Io/Elgar). The session will be from 1pm to 3pm tomorrow (23rd March). On Saturday, the Guardian Open Weekend event includes Paul/Punk/Mudd in conversation with crossword editor Hugh Stephenson and Araucaria/Cinephile talking to Sandy Balfour. See Alan Connor’s blog announcement.

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Financial Times no.13,959 by JASON

Posted by Ringo on 22nd March 2012

Ringo.

A new setter for me, I think – and he (if he is a he) gave me a real struggle this morning. A fair fight, mostly, although I felt that there were one or two low blows (at 16 down, particularly).

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Guardian 25,590 – Boatman

Posted by Andrew on 22nd March 2012

Andrew.

Sorry for the later-than-usual posting of this blog – I’ve just got back from a short holiday (thanks to Eileen for covering for me last Friday) and am trying to cope with the shock of being back at work. Another reason for the lateness is that I found this one pretty tough, with the SW corner taking me a long time to finish off, but enjoyable and satisfying as well, with a number of nicely concealed definitions, and a wide variety of uses of the word “crop”, which, er, crops up in a lot of the clues. There are several wagons there too, as a kind of mini-sub-theme.

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Independent 7936 / Tees

Posted by duncanshiell on 22nd March 2012

duncanshiell.

The Independent provides a varied diet of crosswords with an interesting mix of difficulty, types of clues, themes and ninas.

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Financial Times 13,950 – Mudd

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 22nd March 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 12

An enjoyable prize puzzle by Mudd which I didn’t find very hard. If I remember well, I found it even a bit blandish during solving – but that said, when writing the blog I was impressed by the variety (and cleverness) of the cluing.

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Financial Times 13,949 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 22nd March 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 10, 2012

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