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Financial Times – Puzzle/Clue of the Month – January 2013

Posted by Admin on January 31st, 2013

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Comment format:
Puzzle of the month: DATE, PUZZLE NUMBER, SETTER, LINK TO PUZZLE
Clue of the month: DATE, PUZZLE NUMBER, SETTER, CLUE NUMBER, CLUE

6 Responses to “Financial Times – Puzzle/Clue of the Month – January 2013”

  1. Bradman says:

    Come on you guys! Can’t you remember ANY of my brilliant puzzles and clues (not to mention the efforts of Dante et al. of course)?!

  2. paul8hours says:

    I don’t do the FT crossword very often so please don’t regard my choices as statistically significant.
    Crossword – 24.1.13, 14,219, REDSHANK
    Clue – 30.1.13 14,244, MONK, 5D, Fantastic !

  3. Sil van den Hoek says:

    Paul8hours chose an indeed a very good Redshank puzzle as his favourite, but for me the winner was:
    Alberich – 3 January 2013 – FT 14,201
    http://www.fifteensquared.net/2013/01/03/financial-times-no-14201-by-alberich/

    There will come a day that I will vote for a Bradman, because I really do like The Don’s puzzles (in all of his disguises). His crosswords are consistently good (in the same way as Dac produces high quality puzzles for the Indy), but it’s hard to single out one of his puzzles as being one that stands out.

    Clue of the Month?
    “As good as me? (4,2,4)”
    Loroso – 17 January 2013 – FT 14,214 – 15down
    What a great clue!
    http://www.fifteensquared.net/2013/01/17/financial-times-no-14214-by-loroso/

  4. shuchi says:

    Puzzle of the month:
    17 Jan 2014, FT14214, Loroso, http://www.fifteensquared.net/2013/01/17/financial-times-no-14214-by-loroso/

    Clue of the month:
    24 Jan 2013, FT14219, Redshank, 11d, “Question: is romance ruined when sex intrudes? (5-7) CROSS-EXAMINE”

    @Bradman: FWIW I thoroughly enjoy your puzzles!

  5. jmac says:

    There are lots of puzzles here of a very high standard, but I’m not really so organized that I note down favourites, whether puzzles or clues. Suffice to say, whenever I see that the setter is Bradman or Neo I am a very happy bunny.

  6. mike04 says:

    Puzzle of the month:
    22 Jan 13 – No. 14,217 Set by CRUX
    http://www.fifteensquared.net/2013/01/22/financial-times-14217-crux/#more-54411

    Clue of the month:
    24 Jan 13 – No. 14,219 Set by REDSHANK
    DOWN 11 “Question: is romance ruined when sex intrudes? (5-7)
    CROSS-EXAMINE”

    Bradman
    I’d echo Sil’s comment about your brilliant crosswords. I always enjoy your day in the FT.
    Are you going to join in the fun?