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Archive for April 26th, 2012

Financial Times no.13,988 by STYX

Posted by Ringo on 26th April 2012


I’m writing this in a whole new postal district, surrounded by boxes of books that need unpacking… but the move obviously hasn’t helped my brainpower, as this engaging offering from Styx took me far longer than it should have. A nice puzzle, I thought; some unusual usages  and baroque definitions elevated it a wee bit above bog-standard for me.

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Guardian 25,620 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 26th April 2012


A reasonably straightforward puzzle from Araucaria, with a trademark long answer to help things along and some nice constructions to boot. Very enjoyable, I thought.

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Independent 7,966 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 26th April 2012


My Thursday slot often presents me with a puzzle by Nestor and today was one such day.

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Financial Times 13,979 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 26th April 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Apr 16

Quite a surprise to see a Falcon crossword on a Monday (instead of the expected Dante who, for once, took the Tuesday spot that week), but this neatly clued puzzle was certainly very welcome.  Some fine cluing from the FT’s Everyman – not very hard, but elegant and effortless as ever [which I consider to be something positive].

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Financial Times 13,978 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th April 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 14, 2012

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