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Financial Times 14,586 by HAMILTON

Posted by PeeDee on 2nd April 2014

PeeDee.

I have not blogged a Hamilton puzzle before.  I filled the grid well enough but I am clearly not thinking on Hamiltons wavelength as there are several clues that I can’t quite come to grips with.

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Financial Times 14,580 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 26th March 2014

PeeDee.

I found this pretty tricky and for a while thought I might not be able to finish.

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Independent on Sunday 1,256 by Poins

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd March 2014

PeeDee.

A gentle Sunday puzzle from Poins.

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Financial Times 14,574 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 19th March 2014

PeeDee.

A tricky puzzle from Monk, but no surprise there!  There are two that I can’t explain, any help appreciated.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,202 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 15th March 2014

PeeDee.

No themes, ninas, pangrams, special instructions or other funny stuff — just a straightforward down-to-earth cryptic.  Thanks Paul, I enjoyed this.

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Financial Times 14,568 by Io

Posted by PeeDee on 12th March 2014

PeeDee.

A mixed difficulty puzzle from Io, something for everyone.  Things started off quite comfortably in the top left corner and then got progressively harder and harder as I moved through the grid.  There are a couple that I still can’t fully explain, any help appreciated.  Thanks Io.

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Financial Times 14,562 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 5th March 2014

PeeDee.

Gozo is on top form today.

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Financial Times 14,556 by Rosa Klebb

Posted by PeeDee on 26th February 2014

PeeDee.

A pleasant and easy outing with Rosa.

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Independent on Sunday 1,252 by Nitsy

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd February 2014

PeeDee.

This is my first IoS blog and I have not seen Nitsy before.  My summary would be: straightforward but difficult.  I found the clue construction straightforward, but the cunning definitions and misleading surface meanings meant that finding the solutions was not an easy task at all.
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Financial Times 14,550 by Redshank

Posted by PeeDee on 19th February 2014

PeeDee.

In general the clues were pretty clear and obvious – after I had solved them.  Before solving they were anything but.  This is my definition of a good cryptic.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,178 by Imogen

Posted by PeeDee on 15th February 2014

PeeDee.

I have not been solving the Guardian much lately and have not come across Imogen before – I like his/her style very much.   Thank you Imogen.

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Financial Times 14,544 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 12th February 2014

PeeDee.

Very enjoyable and on the whole not too difficult, just a couple that I struggled with.  Thank you Aardvark.

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Financial Times 14,538 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 5th February 2014

PeeDee.

I always look forward to getting a Gozo puzzle on a Wednesday.

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Financial Times 14,532 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 29th January 2014

PeeDee.

I found this quite tricky, everything is there waiting to be found but it took a while to bottom it all out.  Thanks to Alberich.

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Financial Times 14,526 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd January 2014

PeeDee.

Spectacular, a real treat!  Difficult, but just about do-able in one sitting by mere mortals.
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Posted in FT | 11 Comments »