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Guardian Prize 26,418 by Picaroon

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd November 2014

PeeDee.

I didn’t enjoy this all that much when I first solved it, but then when I wrote up the blog a few days later I found plenty to enjoy.  I think I must have just been at a bit of a low ebb at the time.  Thanks Picaroon.

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Posted in Guardian | 28 Comments »

Financial Times 14,783 by GAFF

Posted by PeeDee on 19th November 2014

PeeDee.

A very enjoyable puzzle from Gaff.

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Posted in FT | 11 Comments »

Financial Times 14,777 by CHALMIE

Posted by PeeDee on 12th November 2014

PeeDee.

An excellent puzzle, really good fun to solve.  I found this a good level of difficulty too, it was a satisfying solve without becoming a “struggle to the death” like the Wednesday slot can sometimes be.  Thanks Chalmie!

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AZED 2,213

Posted by PeeDee on 9th November 2014

PeeDee.

I found this quite tricky, especially on the left-hand side of the grid.  I spent a lot of time trawling Chambers to make progress there.

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Posted in Azed | 4 Comments »

Financial Times 14,771 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 5th November 2014

PeeDee.

A really great puzzle from Io, one of the best puzzles I have blogged for a long time. Far too many good clues to single out any particular one so I will leave that up to you.  Thanks Io.

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Independent on Sunday 1,288 by Raich

Posted by PeeDee on 2nd November 2014

PeeDee.

A straightforward and enjoyable puzzle from Raich.

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Posted in Independent | 9 Comments »

Financial Times 14,765 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 29th October 2014

PeeDee.

Great puzzle from Monk.  The last couple of puzzles I blogged from Monk had some easier sections and I was beginning to wonder if Monk was mellowing a little.   

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Guardian Prize 26,394 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 25th October 2014

PeeDee.

More of the good stuff from Paul, inventive and irreverant as usual.

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Financial Times 14,759 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd October 2014

PeeDee.

Very enjoyable puzzle, some of it easy and some of it pretty tricky – something for everyone.  Thanks Alberich.

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Financial Times 14,753 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 15th October 2014

PeeDee.

A tricky puzzle from Aardvark, and very enjoyable (for those who like a tussle).

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Posted in FT | 8 Comments »

Financial Times 14,747 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 8th October 2014

PeeDee.

A very enjoyable puzzle from Monk in which he reveals his easy side.

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Independent on Sunday 1,284 by Commoner

Posted by PeeDee on 5th October 2014

PeeDee.

I found this very enjoyable, a good example of how to make a crossword accessible without making it dull.  Something in here for everybody.  Thanks Commoner.

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Posted in Independent | 6 Comments »

Financial Times 14,741 by GOZO

Posted by PeeDee on 1st October 2014

PeeDee.

A very nice puzzle from Gozo.

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AZED No. 2,207 Plain

Posted by PeeDee on 28th September 2014

PeeDee.

A unusual grid from AZED this week.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,370 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 27th September 2014

PeeDee.

Harder than usual for Paul, it took me a long while to get going on this one – until the theme was uncovered.  A typically inventive and varied puzzle from Paul, and (mostly) very entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Guardian | 28 Comments »