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Financial Times 14,864 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 25th February 2015

PeeDee.

A middle-difficulty puzzle from Monk, clues are absolutely watertight as usual.  Thanks Monk for another top-quality puzzle.

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Independent on Sunday 1,304 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd February 2015

PeeDee.

I liked this grid with words all the way round the border, it is a long while since I saw one of these.  Good to have the minimum of black space on the grid, value for money!

There are a couple of clues where I don’t quite get the wording, even though I’m sure I have the correct answer.  Thanks to Hypnos for an enjoyable Sunday solve.

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Financial Times 14,858 by HAMILTON

Posted by PeeDee on 18th February 2015

PeeDee.

An enjoyable puzzle that I thought had an ‘old fashioned’ feel to it (not a criticism, just an observation). Thanks Hamilton.

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Guardian Prize 26,489 by Imogen

Posted by PeeDee on 14th February 2015

PeeDee.

I found this quite difficult, and for a while a bit frustrating.

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Financial Times 14,852 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 11th February 2015

PeeDee.

Not as hard as some Io puzzles, if you can get started!

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Posted in FT | 7 Comments »

Financial Times 14,846 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 4th February 2015

PeeDee.

A very good and interesting puzzle. Some puzzles contain a string of traditional cryptic constructions and feel a bit workmanlike.  Alberich puts together a set of traditional cryptic constructions and the result is fresh and entertaining.  I can’t put my finger on what makes the difference.  No doubt that that explains why I just blog the these puzzles not set them.

I’m stuck on 6 across, any help appreciated.  Thanks Alberich.

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Posted in FT | 9 Comments »

AZED 2,225

Posted by PeeDee on 1st February 2015

PeeDee.

A fine selection of obscure words from AZED, very enjoyable to track them all down.

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Financial Times 14,840 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 28th January 2015

PeeDee.

Another solid over from Monk, no loose balls at all.  Didn’t get me out this time though, and I even managed to find the nina.  Thanks Monk, great stuff.

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Independent 1,300 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 25th January 2015

PeeDee.

A good Sunday puzzle from Hypnos, a bit of everything.  Thanks Hypnos.

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Posted in Independent | 4 Comments »

Financial Times 14,834 by ARTEXLEN

Posted by PeeDee on 21st January 2015

PeeDee.

Spot on in every way, not much else to say! Thanks Artexlen.

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Guardian Prize 26,465 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 17th January 2015

PeeDee.

Good fun yet again from Paul.

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Financial Times 14,828 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 14th January 2015

PeeDee.

I have blogged a few Alberich puzzles now and they have been consistently good, this one no exception.  Thanks Alberich.

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Financial Times 14,822 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 7th January 2015

PeeDee.

A tricky one from Monk.

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Financial Times 14,817 by ORENSE

Posted by PeeDee on 31st December 2014

PeeDee.

An excellent puzzle for anyone starting out at cryptic crossword solving.  You can have a go at the puzzle here.

Thanks Orense.

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Independent on Sunday 1,296 by Hypnos

Posted by PeeDee on 28th December 2014

PeeDee.

I have only hazy memories about this one, solved and blogged in a lull between various Christmas activities.

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