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Archive for January 17th, 2013

Independent 8193/Rorschach

Posted by John on 17th January 2013


A crossword today from Rorschach that I at any rate found particularly hard, not helped by its thrice vanishing into the ether so that I had to restart.  Some of the clues are beyond me: I trust someone will come forward and explain. But it is Thursday, so it’s what you expect that day.

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Guardian 25,847 – Gordius

Posted by manehi on 17th January 2013


Found this trickier than usual from Gordius, but very enjoyable. Favourite clues 12ac, 26ac and 1dn.

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Financial Times no.14,214 by Loroso

Posted by Ringo on 17th January 2013


Goodness, I had a struggle with this. Loroso’s extensive vocabulary (or, perhaps, my limited vocabulary), a few misleading indicators (sandwiches, pockets) and a general brain-failure on my part combined to make this one of the toughest solves the FT has provided in a good long while. No doubt plenty of you cruised through it without a qualm – such is the way of these things. Anyway, in the end I had no complaints: this was a clever, interesting puzzle, so thank-you, Loroso (he said through gritted teeth…).

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Financial Times 14,204 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 17th January 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 7

A Crux puzzle which – rather unusual for this setter – had quite a few cross references. An overall enjoyable solve, but not one of Crux’s very best. Ah well, just blame it on me – had a bad day :) .

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Financial Times 14,203 by Bradman

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th January 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 5, 2012

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