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Archive for March, 2013

Independent 8,248 / Phi

Posted by RatkojaRiku on 22nd March 2013

RatkojaRiku.

It is Friday today, so we have Phi’s latest puzzle to contend with.

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Financial Times 14,268 by Alberich

Posted by Jed on 22nd March 2013

Jed.

Clever stuff – 6 down still a mystery

 

 

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Guardian 25,902 / Araucaria

Posted by Eileen on 22nd March 2013

Eileen.

Typical Araucaria fare today, with familiar ploys which will tickle or exasperate, depending on your predilections. Needless to say, I loved it.

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Beelzebub 1202

Posted by Jed on 22nd March 2013

Jed.

Excellent as usual

 

 

 

 

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Financial Times no.14,267 by Hamilton

Posted by Ringo on 21st March 2013

Ringo.

Sorry I’m so late. I awoke with a headache and – on seeing that it was once again a Hamilton Thursday – an agonised groan. For some odd reason I always find Hamilton an unfeasibly difficult setter, and today was no different. He gave me a right runaround and no mistake.

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Guardian 25,901 – Picaroon

Posted by Andrew on 21st March 2013

Andrew.

It’s exactly a month since I last blogged a Picaroon puzzle. No technical problems this time, and fewer obscurities (last time we had NGULTRUM and EIGENVECTOR among others), but I still found it quite hard to get into; though as is often the case there didn’t seem to be anything particularly involved when I came to write it up, though there are some definitions and other elements that are nicely misleading.

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Independent 8247 / Morph

Posted by duncanshiell on 21st March 2013

duncanshiell.

Morph puzzles appear in the Independent about once a month and are very welcome.

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Financial Times 14,258 – Mudd

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 21st March 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 11

It is a well-known fact that Mr Halpern likes to save his best work for The Guardian (as Paul). But if perhaps a tad (or two) less adventurous, this Mudd was still very enjoyable.

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Financial Times 14,257 by Cinephile

Posted by Pete Maclean on 21st March 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 9th, 2013

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Financial Times 14,266 by Gaff

Posted by PeeDee on 20th March 2013

PeeDee.

Gaff is not a regular on Wednesdays so it was nice to have a change fronm the usual suspects.  Easy or difficult?

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Independent 8246/Dac

Posted by John on 20th March 2013

John.

As happens on many Wednesdays, we have a neat and perfectly-formed object. You wouldn’t think that such excellent surfaces were possible from the simple material used. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Cryptic N° 25,900 / Philistine

Posted by PeterO on 20th March 2013

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.guardian.co.uk/crosswords/cryptic/25900.

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Inquisitor 1272: ? by Anax

Posted by HolyGhost on 20th March 2013

HolyGhost.

A first time out for Anax in the Inquisitor series.
 
Twelve answers, each clued without a definition, are of a kind. Their characters fall into two groups (as indicated in their clues); the members of the two groups are similar, but “?” is missing from the second group. We need to identify “?”; the (definitionless) 4d might be helpful.

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Sloggers & Betters Gathering – Manchester, 4 May 2013 – UPDATE

Posted by Admin on 19th March 2013

Admin.

Arachne and I are hosting a get-together at the Vine Inn, 42-46 Kennedy St, Manchester, M2 4BQ, from 12.00 on Saturday 4 May. This is a final call to all fellow travellers to email me ( [email protected] ) to confirm their attendance (or send their apologies if they have received a better offer for the day).  We are expecting around 40 to turn up.  There will be a charge of £7.50 to cover costs, including food – a buffet will be provided.

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Financial Times 14265 Neo

Posted by scchua on 19th March 2013

scchua.

Today’s puzzle by Neo, who appears more often than not on a Tuesday, is a relatively easy one by his standards.  Lots of good story-telling surfaces.  Thanks to Neo.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.  [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle.]]

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