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Financial Times 14,935 by MAGWITCH

Posted by PeeDee on 20th May 2015

PeeDee.

A good old fashioned crossword from Magwitch.  Sometimes setters seem to be falling over themselves to be novel and inventive (which of course is a good thing) but I also like getting the some quality plain puzzles to solve and blog too.  I feel they get a bit overlooked.  Thank you Magwitch.

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Independent on Sunday 1,316 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 17th May 2015

PeeDee.

A good and very enjoyable Sunday puzzle that I found trickier than usual.  I think that the general level of difficulty of the IoS has gone up over the time I have been blogging it.  I wonder if this is editorial policy or just random variation?  Possibly just a natural decline in my faculties.

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Financial Times 14,929 by Io

Posted by PeeDee on 13th May 2015

PeeDee.

Cracking puzzle from Io.  There were many of WTF? moments in this puzzle where I had no idea at all about what was going on.  Thankfully it (mostly) became clear in the end.  Overall this was pretty tough! Thanks Io .

There are still a a couple that I can’t quite get to the bottom of.  Any help with the finishing touches appreciated.

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Guardian Prize 26,561 by Puck

Posted by PeeDee on 9th May 2015

PeeDee.

Super puzzle from Puck, though a couple of the answers went in from wordplay without any clear idea of the definition.  For the blog Wikipedia came to my rescue.  Thank you Puck.

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Financial Times 14,917 by HAMILTON

Posted by PeeDee on 29th April 2015

PeeDee.

There is one clue that I cannot fathom.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks Hamilton.

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AZED 2,237

Posted by PeeDee on 26th April 2015

PeeDee.

I found this tricky and needed some electronic help to get the last couple of solutions after spending a few days failing to finish unaided.  I thought there was a huge amount of interesting stuff in here, both cruciverbally and factually.  Very enjoyable indeed, one of the most interesting AZEDs I have blogged.  Thank you AZED.

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Financial Times 14,911 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd April 2015

PeeDee.

Good stuff from Aardvark.  Everything is there but well enough hidden to make it an enjoyable challenge.  Thanks Aardvark.

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Independent 1,312 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 19th April 2015

PeeDee.

Super puzzle.  Hypnos manages to produce a straightforward puzzle (which seems to be the remit for the Sunday slot) that is also interesting and fun to solve all the way through.  Thanks Hypnos.

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Guardian Easter Prize Puzzle 26,537 by Maskarade

Posted by PeeDee on 11th April 2015

PeeDee.

A real treat to solve and to blog.  Thank you Maskarade.

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Financial Times 14,899 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 8th April 2015

PeeDee.

Another super puzzle from Gozo, interesting all the way through. Thank you Gozo.

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Financial Times 14,894 by Io

Posted by PeeDee on 1st April 2015

PeeDee.

This is a tricky puzzle that I can’t quite finish.  I think Io has made a fool out me again!

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Financial Times 14,888 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 25th March 2015

PeeDee.

Another quality puzzle from Monk, a bit more accessible than his usual fare I thought (though still not easy!). Thanks Monk

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Independent on Sunday 1,308 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd March 2015

PeeDee.

I found this more of a challenge than the usual Sunday puzzle.  Very enjoyable it was too.  Thanks Hypnos.

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Financial Times 14,882 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 18th March 2015

PeeDee.

Another fine crossword from Aardvark, very enjoyable all the way thorugh.  Thank you Aardvark.

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AZED No 2,231

Posted by PeeDee on 15th March 2015

PeeDee.

My apologies for the late posting.  I won’t comment any further  on the puzzle as I cheated to get it finished quickly for the blog.  Thanks to frogman for help on some of the parsings.

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