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Archive for May 31st, 2012

Financial Times no.14,018 by GOZO

Posted by Ringo on 31st May 2012

Ringo.

This puzzle demands a good knowledge of geography and a smattering of French. I haven’t got either of these things, but I got there in the end. A good puzzle, anyway. People who like this sort of thing will find that this is the sort of thing they like.

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Guardian 25,650 / Tramp

Posted by Eileen on 31st May 2012

Eileen.

Another great puzzle from Tramp, with the hallmarks we have come to recognise and appreciate – witty and ingenious cluing, fine story-telling surfaces and interesting references. Previous Tramp puzzles have had themes based on comedy, eg Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Only Fools and Horses: this one is rather different and the theme may well have escaped you altogether.

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Independent 7996 / Nimrod

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 31st May 2012

Bertandjoyce.

When we saw that it was Nimrod we knew we were in for a challenge. We particularly enjoy his Inquisitor puzzles which demand even more head-scratching than his daily offerings but all his clueing is fair, albeit somewhat devious at times. This one was no exception!

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Financial Times 14,009 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 31st May 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/May 21

By now, readers of my blogs will know that I like Crux crosswords very much. This one was no exception, but for some reason I’m always hoping that Crux will gear up a bit. He is very creative, writes beautiful surfaces, nothing wrong with that – it is just a tad too easy. Or in technical terms, there is a discrepancy between the level of difficulty and the quality of writing.  Today one clue (2d) stumped me, so “won’t you please, please, help me” (courtesy of Lennon/McCartney).

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Financial Times 14,008 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 31st May 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 19, 2012

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