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Financial Times 14,807 by CHALMIE

Posted by PeeDee on 17th December 2014

PeeDee.

A varied set of clues, leading to an interesting set of words in the solution.  All-in-all a very pleasant puzzle  (and even more interesting than I at first realised, thank you Chalmie).

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Posted in FT | 15 Comments »

Financial Times 14,801 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 10th December 2014

PeeDee.

A fine crossword from Aardvark.  Not a hard puzzle, but one that I would have finished much more quickly if there had not been so many obvious paths to the solution that turned into dead ends.  I’m sure he does it on purpose!  Thanks Aardvark.

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Posted in FT | 7 Comments »

Financial Times 14,795 by GOZO

Posted by PeeDee on 3rd December 2014

PeeDee.

A fun puzzle from puzzle from Gozo of a form I have not seen before.  You can download a PDF of the puzzle from the FT website here.

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Independent on Sunday 1,292 by eXternal

Posted by PeeDee on 30th November 2014

PeeDee.

I found this one a whole lot harder than any other IoS puzzle I have blogged.  There are still a couple I can’t completely explain.  Good fun, but I am glad I had plenty of time to sole this one!  Thanks eXternal.

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Posted in Independent | 3 Comments »

Financial Times 14,789 by Io

Posted by PeeDee on 26th November 2014

PeeDee.

A spectacular tribute puzzle from Io.  This puzzle was accidentally omitted from the FT website on the day of publication.  If you missed this one then I recommend having a go. download the PDF here.

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Posted in FT | 39 Comments »

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 | 29 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 | 12 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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Posted in FT | 7 Comments »

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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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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Posted in FT | 5 Comments »

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 »