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Financial Times 14,096 – Alberich

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 30th August 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

There is no blog so far for this splendid Alberich puzzle. Therefore, until someone turns up, I stand up and deliver one (a simple one, that is).  Being a fan of this setter I wondered why there wasn’t any sign of life recently. But here he was, on form as ever. Personally, I didn’t find this a particularly difficult puzzle – very accessible, once you know what to look for.  That said, I can imagine others might think differently. I failed on two clues (without resources that is), 15d and 2d, of which the latter was absolutely marvellous.

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Guardian 25728/Orlando

Posted by Pierre on 30th August 2012

Pierre.

The blogger for today seems not to have been able to post, so here’s a quick review of what I thought was an excellent puzzle from Orlando.  There are a few I can’t explain,  so if you like you can play Parse along with Pierre …

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Independent 8074/Klingsor

Posted by John on 30th August 2012

John.

Klingsor has produced a fine crossword today. Many of the clues are quite excellent, and although one might criticise the fact that perhaps rather a lot use the device of getting one or two letters via words like ‘ultimately’ or ‘principally’ this is a small thing and doesn’t detract from their quality; nor does the fact that there are three words ending …NESS, two of them at the bottom right of the grid — something that some people might dislike.

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Financial Times 14,087 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 30th August 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 20

Another fine crossword by Crux.  As regulars at this place may know by now, I really like this setter: good surfaces, nice spread of devices and always something to think about.

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Financial Times 14,086 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th August 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 18, 2012

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