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Archive for August 9th, 2012

Financial Times no.14,078 by LOROSO

Posted by Ringo on 9th August 2012


A tough struggle for me, this one; no-one likes to be faced with Aztec charades and 19-letter anagrams first thing in a morning. But I got there in the end. Some very nice clueing, and a few challenging words. A notch harder than the usual Thursday grid, I thought, although I’m sure others will feel differently.

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Independent 8056 / Anax

Posted by duncanshiell on 9th August 2012


This is the first daily Anax puzzle that I have blogged.  I have blogged a couple of his Saturday prize puzzles in the past.

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Guardian 25,710 – Gordius

Posted by Andrew on 9th August 2012


Yesterday’s puzzle from Paul would be a hard act to follow for any setter, and Gordius (not one of my favourite setters, as regular readers will know) suffers in comparison. Most of this one is reasonable enough, with a lot of easy anagrams and some rather obvious cryptic definitions, but there are a few weaknesses.

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Financial Times 14,069 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 9th August 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 30

A Dante crossword that can be found here (in case one needs a reminder of the grid). On the whole Dante’s on a par with himself, even though there was a bit more variety in devices compared to his recent outings which contained too many double definitions. Our beloved setter was clearly in a French mood as there were three clues (29ac, 3d, 5d) in which we needed some basic French vocabulary. There’s one clue that I cannot fully explain (24d) – it almost looks that there’s something missing  (or, perhaps, it’s just me that’s missing something :) ).

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Financial Times 14,068 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 9th August 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 28, 2012

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