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Archive for December 19th, 2012

Financial Times 14,191 by Loroso

Posted by PeeDee on 19th December 2012


This is a really cracking themed puzzle and a good challenge, thouroughly recommended. If you have not had a go at this already you can get the PDF here.

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Independent 8169 / Dac

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 19th December 2012


A very pleasing puzzle from Dac.

There was much to enjoy. We thought that the surface reading of many of the clues was excellent – 12 ac, 14ac and 24ac for example. 19d brought back some memories of listening to our son’s music! 2d was a ‘write-in’ when we had a few crossing letters but it took a while to remember that the Oasis hit had an extra word at the start!

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,823 by Arachne

Posted by PeterO on 19th December 2012


Given the ingenuity of the constructions, I think a lot of work must have gone into this puzzle. Thank you, Arachne.

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Financial Times 14,183 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 19th December 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Dec 10

For some reason one day earlier than usual, I am happy to present another Dante blog. Mostly common ground, but as always one clue that made my brain cells work and work and work (26d, the last clue of the puzzle).

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Financial Times 14,182 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th December 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 8, 2012

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Inquisitor 1259: Clashes by Xanthippe

Posted by kenmac on 19th December 2012


Preamble: In nine cells (adjacent or diagonally adjacent), letters clash. These clashes must be resolved appropriately so that all entries are real words. The resolved clashes, starting in the top row, define 37 in the context of the completed grid.

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