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Archive for October 18th, 2012

Financial Times no.14,138 by STYX

Posted by Ringo on 18th October 2012


I enjoyed this morning’s not-too-tough offering from Styx, although I found the odd clue surprisingly knotty (like discovering ball-bearings in your candy-floss). My main cavil would be that I think an anagram is rather a waste of a fifteen-letter solution.

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Guardian Cryptic 25770 Paul

Posted by scchua on 18th October 2012


I had a very pleasant time solving this – a witty and clever puzzle.  My favourites were the clues with the mathematical signs, the setter managing to include the 4 most common.  Thanks to Paul.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[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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Independent 8116 / Monk

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 18th October 2012


We found this a relatively straightforward work-out for a Thursday puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,129 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 18th October 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Oct 8

While expecting another Crux, we got an enjoyable crossword from Falcon instead (which can be found here). I had a flying start, but just like in this setter’s recent puzzles for the Guardian (as Everyman) it wasn’t all plain sailing for me.  Some nice film references in this puzzle, especially in 12ac.

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Financial Times 14,128 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th October 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 6, 2012

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