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Archive for April 18th, 2013

Financial Times no.14,290 by Gurney

Posted by Ringo on 18th April 2013


Good morning, all. A pleasant enough puzzle from Gurney today, although, for me, a surfeit of anagrams made it something of a plod. No problems, though, and one or two very nice clues – so thank-you, Gurney.

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Guardian 25,925 – Araucaria

Posted by Andrew on 18th April 2013


Araucaria keeps them coming (I’m glad to say – see also yesterday’s FT puzzle by his alter ego Cinephile if you haven’t already). I found this mostly quite straightforward, though with some clues where the answer was fairly obvious but the wordplay took some working out. The NW corner was the last to yield. (I’m typing this on a small laptop in a hotel room, so there may be (even) more typos than usual – apologies in advance if so.)

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Independent 8271 / Tyrus

Posted by duncanshiell on 18th April 2013


Tyrus is a setter more frequently seen in the Independent at weekends than during the week.  When he appears in the week, bloggers tend to say they found his puzzles difficult.  I’m going to keep up that tradiiton.

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Financial Times 14,281 – Armonie

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 18th April 2013

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Apr 8

While I was expecting a Crux puzzle, I got an Armonie instead. Some think he is too easy and/or really worth a Monday, but I think differently. Despite the fact that nothing is too tricky, Armonie (just like Chifonie at another place) is Mr Smooth himself. Perhaps this was a five-minute-affair for some of ye, for me it wasn’t plain sailing at all. Good crossword.

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Financial Times 14,280 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th April 2013

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 6, 2013

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