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Archive for April 4th, 2013

Financial Times 14,278 / Sleuth

Posted by Gaufrid on 4th April 2013


My apologies for the late appearance of this post. I didn’t realise until about 3pm that the scheduled blogger hadn’t turned up. Fortunately this was a very quick solve (it took much longer to write the post!). Please excuse any typos but I have an optical migraine at the moment and cannot see the screen clearly.

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Guardian Cryptic 25913 Araucaria

Posted by scchua on 4th April 2013


As with all Araucaria puzzles, I had to keep plugging away at it, and even then had to use the cheat button for the last one in. There is an unusual construction for some of the clues with “24” mentioned in them. For these, what is to be entered into the grid is the answer to the wordplay minus the answer to 24 down, which I have indicated by ****. Thanks to Araucaria for the challenge.  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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Independent 8259 / Nestor

Posted by Bertandjoyce on 4th April 2013


Bert looked at this puzzle and immediately solved two clues. He knew that Joyce would not be too pleased if he carried on looking and solved further answers as quickly!

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Financial Times 14,270 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 4th April 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 25

Enjoyable crossword by Falcon which, for some reason, I found slightly harder than usual. Good variety of devices (but no cryptic definitions!) and – as always – care for the surface, too. Four clues with the word ‘game’ in it today.

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Financial Times 14,269 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th April 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 23, 2013

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