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Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Which daily cryptic is the hardest?

Posted by nmsindy on 22nd May 2012


Every year on 31 December, nmsindy posts an annual review of the Indy puzzles on 15 sq giving average solving times for each setter.      Very often I’ve been asked “How do the other puzzle series compare with this?”      So I decided, out of interest, to tackle them all for one calendar month to see.    I chose March 2012.

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Posted in FT, Guardian, Independent | 57 Comments »

Independent 7988/Punk

Posted by John on 22nd May 2012


The last time we had a Punk he had me as a blogger and I was less than complimentary about his puzzle — but it was pointed out that I shouldn’t have been. Not this time: he has given us a pleasant and apparently quite sound crossword.

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Posted in Independent | 23 Comments »

Financial Times 14010 Jason

Posted by scchua on 22nd May 2012


An easy going puzzle with some good surfaces from a regular starter for the FT week.  Thanks Jason.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[Each picture at the bottom has an unidentified link to the crossword.]]

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Posted in FT | 11 Comments »

Guardian 25,642 / Paul

Posted by Eileen on 22nd May 2012


Not the blogger you were led last week to expect [I’m a 23’s 23 today] with a rather later blog than usual for a Tuesday [but Uncle Yap has a 7-hour start on me. 😉 ]

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Posted in Guardian | 34 Comments »