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Guardian Cryptic 25889 Araucaria

Posted by scchua on 7th March 2013

scchua.

This was quite a challenge, even after getting 24 across, quite early. In fact I’m still not sure of a couple of wordplays or definitions. Still an enjoyable workout, so thanks Araucaria. Besides the obvious links to 24 across, I noticed some medical and theological references, but I’m not sure if that means anything (I hesitate to hazard a guess). Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.  Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets.  Thank you.]]

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Financial Times no.14,255 by Sleuth

Posted by Ringo on 7th March 2013

Ringo.

Good morning, all. And happy World Book Day!

This offering from Sleuth was more Janet and John than War and Peace for me, but that’s not to say it wasn’t enjoyable (though I do have a couple of minor grumbles). A pleasant stroll rather than an energising work-out. Thanks, Sleuth.

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Independent 8235 / Klingsor

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 7th March 2013

Bertandjoyce.

It’s Thursday, it’s Klingsor, so we expected to have to get our thinking caps on! The last Klingsor we blogged was a Saturday Prize Puzzle which we really enjoyed and this one ‘hit the spot’ too!!

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Financial Times 14,246 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 7th March 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Feb 25

Most of this Dante puzzle went in very quickly but, not for the first time, I had some real trouble to fully finish a crossword by this setter. The North-West (1d, 2d, 8ac – all linked) puzzled me for a long long time. Dark clouds hanging in the air.  Well, I got there in the end and I am quite sure now that my entries are correct. Yet, these final moments gave me Blood Sweat & Tears.

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Financial Times 14,245 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 7th March 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 23, 2013

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