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Archive for February 28th, 2013

Guardian 25,883 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 28th February 2013


A real tour de force from Araucaria – one of those puzzles that make your heart sink, when you see so many clues depending on others, especially 10 and 14.

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Financial Times no.14,249 by Orense

Posted by Ringo on 28th February 2013


Not a toughie, but a goodie: plenty of variety and invention here from Orense, though perhaps one too many hidden solutions. A nice accompaniment to my morning coffee (and what a splendidly sunny morning it is). Thanks, Orense.

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Independent 8,229 / Anax

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 28th February 2013


An opportunity to blog an Anax puzzle is a rare and somewhat daunting treat, which I approached with a blend of excitement and trepidation this morning.

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Financial Times 14,240 – Armonie

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 28th February 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Feb 18

Just like puzzles by Dante/Rufus or Falcon/Everyman, Armonie/Chifonie’s crosswords are regarded by many as nearly perfect for those new to Our World of Magic. In my opinion, Armonie is a setter who is a master in using a minimum of devices to a maximum effect. Smooth surfaces, simple constructions, no cryptic definitions. This crossword is once more a good example of that. Enjoyable stuff, for which many thanks to Armonie.

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Financial Times 14,239 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 28th February 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 16, 2013

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