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Archive for October 11th, 2012

Guardian 25,764 / Picaroon

Posted by Eileen on 11th October 2012


Such goings-on for a Thursday morning – but what a lot of fun! It took a while to get into but, fortunately, there were a few easy clues to help the solving along. There is stunningly wicked [or wickedly stunning] exploitation of the theme here and I would have loved to have longer to savour it: this is a puzzle truly worthy of the Prize slot, I think, simply bursting with excellent clues, wonderful surfaces and ‘aha’ moments – far too many to mention.  I’ll leave you to name your own favourites. Just take my plaudits as read. I loved it – huge thanks, Picaroon!

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Financial Times no.14,132 by HAMILTON

Posted by Ringo on 11th October 2012


Even in the FT there’s no escaping the 50th anniversary of …

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Independent 8,110 / Nestor

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 11th October 2012


It is Thursday today, so you take pot luck in terms of which compiler you get, and I am always very pleased to cross swords with Nestor.

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Financial Times 14,123 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 11th October 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Oct 1

Last Monday, in the Guardian’s blogosphere, some solvers found it – once more – necessary to heavily criticise Dante’s alter ego Rufus for setting puzzles that are too easy (or even inferior). In my opinion, these solvers only appreciate one kind of crossword: the one that suits them. I really hope they didn’t tackle this Dante crossword, otherwise I might get a record amount of posts ……. :)

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Financial Times 14,122 by Bradman

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th October 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 29, 2012

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