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Independent 8088 (Prize 15-Sep-2012) Bannsider

Posted by beermagnet on 22nd September 2012

beermagnet.

Bannsider has raided his “special list”.  You know the one…

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Guardian Prize25,742 / Puck

Posted by Eileen on 22nd September 2012

Eileen.

From the Guardian Alan Connor’s ‘Meet the Setter’ interview with Puck:

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Enigmatic Variations No.1035 – Last One To Join by Kruger

Posted by Mister Sting on 22nd September 2012

Mister Sting.

First of all, let’s have a rant. The editing was shoddy. Again. There was a missing bar in the grid (making 47ac appear to have 7 letters), ‘for’ was written as ‘fo’ in 7dn, while ‘or’ replaced ‘of’ in 30ac. Only the 7ac mistake was innocuous. I’m sure that the puzzles could be proof read by some enthusiastic amateur if there’s no one willing to do the job properly at the newspaper. At the very least, they could be fixed in the online version. But I digress…

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Financial Times 14,115 by Gaff

Posted by Jed on 21st September 2012

Jed.

This was very 24 across

 

 

 

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Independent 8093/Phi

Posted by John on 21st September 2012

John.

The usual good crossword from Phi. I am bewildered by 22dn but no doubt it will be explained.

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Beelzebub 1176

Posted by Jed on 21st September 2012

Jed.

Cracking challenge

 

 

 

Across

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,747 by Pasquale

Posted by PeterO on 21st September 2012

PeterO.

A couple of words new to me, clearly clued.

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Guardian Cryptic 25746 Crucible

Posted by scchua on 20th September 2012

scchua.

This took a bit of time to get into, the key being 10.  After getting some of the others, I finally got it via 2 and 16across.  The pace quickened after that, and it turned out to be quite an enjoyable solve.  Thanks to Crucible.  (Apologies for the slight delay in posting – I had to interrupt the writing of the blog for a doctor’s appointment.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times no.14,114 by BRADMAN

Posted by Ringo on 20th September 2012

Ringo.

A nice mix (unless you’re anagramphobic) from the boy from Bowral this morning. I learned a couple of words, sniggered admiringly once or twice, and have a question that perhaps a Whovian could answer for me…

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Independent 8092 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 20th September 2012

Bertandjoyce.

It’s our turn to blog a Thursday puzzle so we were expecting to have some fun, especially when we saw that it was Anax! It had everything that you may expect from one of his crosswords although there were no long anagrams this time unless you count 16ac.

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Financial Times 14,105 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 20th September 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Sep 10

Pleasant Dante crossword that didn’t cause me too much trouble (although I had to make my brains work to fully understand 26ac). Smooth as ever, even if there were some link words (on/by) that I personally would have tried to avoid.  Even so, many thanks again to Dante!

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Financial Times 14,104 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 20th September 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 8, 2012

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Financial Times 14,113 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 19th September 2012

PeeDee.

A mixed bag from Cinephile today, some really great clues and some that seem a little lazy.

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Guardian 25,745 / Orlando

Posted by Eileen on 19th September 2012

Eileen.

Another wonderfully witty and elegant puzzle from Orlando, with some very ingenious wordplay and several laugh-out-loud moments. I enjoyed every minute of it – many thanks for the fun, Orlando.

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Independent 8,091 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 19th September 2012

RatkojaRiku.

It is Wednesday, and since it is not the last one of the month, it must be Dac.

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