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Archive for January 10th, 2013

Financial Times no.14,207 by Gurney

Posted by Ringo on 10th January 2013


I don’t think I’ve blogged a Gurney puzzle before (though I’ve come across him as Raich in the Indie). This turned out to be a speedy, enjoyable solve. At the very easiest end of the FT difficulty spectrum, I think,  but fairly-clued, varied and good fun.

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Guardian Cryptic 25841 Shed

Posted by scchua on 10th January 2013


After being stretched a bit by the setter’s setter-mum yesterday, I was expecting the worst.  And, on the first pass, I could not, if at all, connect more than 2 answers together.  But, after a while, it yielded especially after getting the 2 related long answers.  Thanks for the challenge, Shed – enjoyed it.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  P.S.  Since this is my first Guardian Cryptic blog for 2013, may I take this opportunity to wish all at the 15sq Guardian Cryptic Category a Happy, Healthy and Fun-filled New Year.

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Independent 8187 / Anax

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 10th January 2013


It’s while since we had a Thursday Anax to blog and we really look forward to his offerings. This one didn’t disappoint, with some fiendishly crafted clues amongst a few relatively simple ones, an 8-word anagram and a 6-word phrase.

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Financial Times 14,199 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 10th January 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Dec 31

After the excitement of last week’s Carte Rosée, this FT puzzle (celebrating the end of the year 2012) was Dante as we all know him:  smooth and friendly.  And one with a grid  :) . Nothing too taxing – more or less plain sailing, I would say.   Perhaps an overdose of CDs and DDs in the Across clues, while a similar thing could be said about anagrams in the Down ones.

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Financial Times 14,198 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th January 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of December 29, 2012

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