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Archive for August, 2012

Everyman No. 3436 (12th August)

Posted by The Trafites on 19th August 2012

The Trafites.

Lorraine:  Good morning all,

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Cyclops 475: Pressing the flesh

Posted by jetdoc on 19th August 2012

jetdoc.

With many apologies for lateness. Events conspired against me when it came to finding time to write this blog, though the puzzle itself was a relatively straightforward solve. I do hope you will excuse my having given priority, even at this pressured time of major househould refurbishment (it’ll look lovely when it’s finished), to attending all of what turned out to be a tremendously entertaining, if somewhat frustrating, test match at Lord’s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azed 2097 / Terse Verse – 12 August 2012

Posted by duncanshiell on 19th August 2012

duncanshiell.

The preamble stated:  "Each couplet contains both a definition (one or more words) and a mixture of the letters (beginning at the beginning or ending at the end of a word in the clue) of the two words indicated by the clue numbers (in the correct order).  Both indications of the first word precede both indications of the second.  In each case either definition or letter-mixture may come first"

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Independent on Sunday 1173 Nitsy

Posted by scchua on 19th August 2012

scchua.

My first blog of a Nitsy.  Enjoyable experience, thanks Nitsy.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[Each picture at the bottom of the blog has an unidentified link to the puzzle.]]

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Independent 8,058 by Tyrus (Saturday Prize Puzzle, 11/08/12)

Posted by Simon Harris on 18th August 2012

Simon Harris.

Having agreed to swap blogging slots, one often wonders what one has let oneself in for, and I must admit there was an “oh crikey” moment when I discovered I’d drawn Tyrus again. The memory of our last meeting remains vivid.

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Enigmatic Variations 1030 Swimming Aid by Rustic

Posted by twencelas on 18th August 2012

twencelas.

So a short preamble – all entries are affected by A SWIMMING AID, leaving non-words predominantly.

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Guardian 25,712 / Bonxie

Posted by mhl on 18th August 2012

mhl.

We found this a difficult prize puzzle – it’s themed around the words “course” and “set”, both of which have many synonyms. (I seem to remember reading once that “set” is the word in the OED with the largest number of different definitions.)

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Financial Times 14,085 by Jason

Posted by Jed on 17th August 2012

Jed.

Clever stuff today from Jason

 

 

 

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Independent 8063 / Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 17th August 2012

Bertandjoyce.

It’s the end of another week – and what a week of crosswords in the Indy! We really like the range of puzzles that the paper has to offer – from the easy solve which means we can sleep easy or the fiendishly difficult that keep the grey matter working over-time and sometimes are only completed over breakfast the next day. However, it’s always a pleasure to finish the week with a Phi-day!

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,717 by Araucaria

Posted by PeterO on 17th August 2012

PeterO.

As always, Araucaria provides much to chew over and digest.

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Financial Times no.14,084 by MUDD

Posted by Ringo on 16th August 2012

Ringo.

There was a pleasingly old-fashioned feel to this puzzle, I felt; plenty of double definitions, which seem to have dwindled in popularity since I was a lad. Very nice clueing throughout – thank-you, Mudd.

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Guardian 25,716 / Brendan

Posted by Eileen on 16th August 2012

Eileen.

This is the third Brendan in a row that I’ve blogged, so I was pleased to have bagged the hat-trick when I saw his name on this one.

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Independent 8,062 / Mordred

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 16th August 2012

RatkojaRiku.

When you are allocated the Thursday slot as a blogger, you never quite know which compiler you will have to cross swords with, since the editor seems to draw on a wider range of compilers to fill this day’s slot than is the case for some other days of the week.

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Financial Times 14,075 – Gaff

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 16th August 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 6

When there’s something special going on in the world around us, the FT has its very own crossword specialist to present us a reminder: Gaff .  So, what happened August 5th, 1962?

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Financial Times 14,074 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th August 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 4, 2012

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