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Archive for August 23rd, 2012

Financial Times no.14,090 by SLEUTH

Posted by Ringo on 23rd August 2012


A mixed bag from Sleuth today: a handful of gems, some fantastic surfaces, and one or two stinkers. Still, variety is the spice of life and all that, so no complaints here.

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Independent 8068 / Tees

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 23rd August 2012


We’ve not blogged a Tees puzzle before so we approached today’s offering with a degree of trepidation although we always enjoy his puzzles.

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Guardian Cryptic 25722 Audreus

Posted by scchua on 23rd August 2012


This is a new setter for me.  A check on the Guardian website shows her last crossword there was in July 2010. Initially I had nothing in the upper half, and had to start from the bottom, but in the end, it wasn’t too difficult; in fact it was an enjoyable solve.  Welcome back Audreus, and thank you for today’s puzzle. Definitions are underlined in the clues. I’ve also dropped the used of parenthesis to denote equivalences. Please comment if this is not better.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.  As usual, please double-bracket any comments on them.  Thank you.]]

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Financial Times 14,081 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 23rd August 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/13 Aug

Friendly crossword (which you may find here) in the well-known Dante style. Some really nice touches today, but also The Chestnut of all Chestnuts (15d).

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Financial Times 14,080 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd August 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 11, 2012

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