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Archive for November 15th, 2012

Guardian Cryptic 25794 Arachne

Posted by scchua on 15th November 2012


A puzzle with wonderfully crafted clues – I think everyone of them has a clever, meaningful, and often, racy surface, and with lots of wordplay intertwined with the definitions – too many for me to highlight below.  There were by no means any write-ins (for me, at least), but that also meant opportunities galore to savour the clues.  Thanks Arachne.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[Between them, the pictures at the bottom share 2 unidentified links to the puzzle.  Please enclose any comments about them in double brackets.]]

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Independent 8140 / Morph

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 15th November 2012


Thanks Morph for another enjoyable puzzle. Some of the clues left us very puzzled but when the penny dropped we could see that the clues were fair (but very often mischievous!).

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Financial Times no.14,162 by Jason

Posted by Ringo on 15th November 2012


My commitments to a girlfriend in California and a Test Match in India mean that I’m either up late or up early, depending on your perspective. In any event, I’m here and blogging before the real-life pink ‘uns have even hit the news-stands.

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Financial Times 14,153 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 15th November 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Nov 5

Monday a week ago,  I found Dante’s prize puzzle one of his more difficult crosswords. This time Crux made me work very hard. But let’s face it, what is hard after yesterday’s IO (and Boatman)?

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Financial Times 14,152 / Dogberry

Posted by Pete Maclean on 15th November 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 3, 2012

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