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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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Posted in FT | 3 Comments »

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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Posted in Independent | 4 Comments »

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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Posted in Guardian | 50 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 5 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 20 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 8 Comments »

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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Posted in Independent | 7 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 10 Comments »

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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Posted in Azed | 5 Comments »

Guardian Prize 26,513 by Philistine

Posted by PeeDee on 14th March 2015

PeeDee.

A fine puzzle from Philistine.  My summary is: lots of great clues showing plenty of imagination but NOT appearing gimmicky.  Spot on!  Thanks Philistine.

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Posted in Guardian | 26 Comments »

Financial Times 14,876 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 11th March 2015

PeeDee.

I enjoyed this very much.  Nice to have some good straightforward cryptic puzzles in the mix.  No bells and whistles just quality clues and a sensible grid.  Thanks Alberich.

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Posted in FT | 7 Comments »

Financial Times 14,870 by GOZO

Posted by PeeDee on 4th March 2015

PeeDee.

Another good and interesting puzzle from Gozo, as we have come to expect from him.  Always a pleasure to solve and blog.

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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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Posted in Independent | 5 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 5 Comments »