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Archive for February 7th, 2013

Araucaria Newsnight crossword

Posted by Eileen on 7th February 2013


In response to a request in General Discussion, a blog of the puzzle, available here that Araucaria wrote for Tuesday evening’s ‘Newsnight’, in which he appeared. If you missed the programme, it can be seen here.

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Financial Times no.14,231 by Hamilton

Posted by Ringo on 7th February 2013


I’ve always found it a bit of a struggle to get on Hamilton’s wavelength, and this morning’s offering was no exception – but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the challenge. Even though this was a themed puzzle, of which I’m not usually a fan, I found this a fun solve. There were some complicated constructions, and one or two stubborn puzzles – and I learned a new word, at 12ac. which is always a bonus. Thank-you, Hamilton.

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Guardian Cryptic 25865 Orlando

Posted by scchua on 7th February 2013


An enjoyable offering from Orlando.  Not difficult, with 25across my last one in.  Thanks to Orlando.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.  Please enclose any comments about them in double brackets.]]

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Independent 8211 / Tyrus

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 7th February 2013


We are celebrating our first anniversary of blogging on fifteensquared this week and it’s Thursday so we expected a somewhat difficult solve, especially when we saw that it was Tyrus who has the reputation of being one of the ‘harder’ setters.

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Financial Times 14,222 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 7th February 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 28

Another Monday, another Dante?  I am not sure. There were quite a few clues that I didn’t find particularly satisfying. Perhaps it was just me. If indeed so, I am happy to hear the comments from other solvers. 

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Financial Times 14,221 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 7th February 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 26th, 2013

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