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Independent Crossword 8172 by Tyrus (Saturday prize puzzle 22-12-2012)

Posted by twencelas on 29th December 2012


‘Tis the Saturday before Christmas and a puzzle from Tyrus to blog – what could be better?

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Financial Times 14,189 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 29th December 2012

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Dec 17

An overall enjoyable Crux crossword to end another year of blogging.  So,  A Very Happy New Year to everyone out there!  At this place, I would like to thank Dante and Crux for providing the lion’s share of the FT’s Monday puzzles, but others like Armonie, Falcon, Mudd or Gaff were equally appreciated.  I am really looking forward to my first blog in 2013.  Am I?  Seen last Monday’s crossword?  Is this Dante/Rufus’s Revenge on his criticasters?  Not sure whether I will survive this outrageous ‘crossword’ – but more about that next week (I hope …. :) ).

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Enigmatic Variations No. 1048: Missing Title by Nutmeg

Posted by mc_rapper67 on 29th December 2012


Another annoyingly misleading editing error in the preamble – which starts: ‘Half of the 24 clued answers…’ but should probably start: ‘Half of the 48 clued answers…’, or ‘Of the 48 clued answers, 24/half…’. Anyway, these 24 need to suffer ‘a related loss’ to form the grid entry. ‘Most’ of these can be construed as an 11D by a character to be found in the grid. Initial letters of the other (24) clues form a partial ‘further explanation’, which needs to be finished off below the grid. Is that clear?! It took a few readings and re-readings before I really got a grip of what was going on…

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Financial Times 14,188 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 29th December 2012

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of 15 December, 2012

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