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Archive for May 17th, 2012

Financial Times no.14,006 by HAMILTON

Posted by Ringo on 17th May 2012


This was absolute murder for me. For some reason – more to do with my weak brain than with the puzzle, I think – the whole east wing of this grid was a really tough slog. And, having finally conquered it, I wasn’t left with a huge sense of satisfaction. No complaints – but no great excitement, either.

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Independent 7984 / Klingsor

Posted by duncanshiell on 17th May 2012


Klingsor appears in The Independent every 5 to 6 weeks at the moment.  Based on comments on this site and others, I assume his name is derived from the magician in Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal.  

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Guardian 25,638 – Picaroon

Posted by Andrew on 17th May 2012


A second outing for new setter Picaroon (first seen on 16th March), and another entertaining puzzle. He/she seems to have a rather distinctive style, but I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what form this distinctiveness takes. I can’t explain 22dn – no doubt someone will be able to point out the obvious.

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Financial Times 13,997 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 17th May 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/May 7

Most Dante puzzles have at least one or two gems, but this one was rather standard – some might call it  “typical Monday fare”. Not much to complain about, not much that stands out either in this friendly crossword.

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Financial Times 13,996 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th May 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 5, 2012

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