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Archive for January 24th, 2013

Financial Times no.14,219 by Redshank

Posted by Ringo on 24th January 2013


Whew. This was a severe test: what with the unhelpful grid, the four intractable twelve-letter solutions and a whole monstrous regiment of devilishly brilliant &lits, I was left tottering on the brink of an I CAN’T DO THIS! breakdown… but light dawned, at last. Only one or two corners were left unilluminated – help, as ever, much appreciated. Chapeau, Redshank.

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Independent 8199 / Klingsor

Posted by duncanshiell on 24th January 2013


Thursdays usually bring a challenging crossword.  I think today’s offering from Klingsor certainly falls into the challenging category.

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Guardian 25,853 – Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 24th January 2013


After Araucaria’s announcement of his cancer a couple weeks ago, every new crossword he produces is surely one to treasure. It seems to be very much business as usual with this one, with all the ingenuity and wit (and sometimes slight looseness of clueing, but who cares?) that we associate with him. A theme (not particularly developed, I think, though perhaps I’ve missed something) of clues about accommodation, and a couple of new words for me.

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Financial Times 14,210 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 24th January 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 14

A not too taxing, but very well written Dante crossword that one can find here. Some typical nautical references (25ac, 5d), one or two great anagrams (16ac, for example), not too many cryptic definitions and some cheekiness (1d). Many thanks to Dante for a puzzle published on a day that Guardian solvers surely must have missed his alter ego.

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Financial Times 14,209 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th January 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 12, 2013

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