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Financial Times 14,487 by LOROSO

Posted by PeeDee on 4th December 2013

PeeDee.

Easier than some of Loroso’s puzzles, but still no pushover.  I like the way that Loroso doesn’t go for the obvious definitions or tenses, lateral thinking is required to make progress.   I find Loroso to be one of those setters who’s clues seem contrived and obscure until you get into his way of thinking, when suddenly all becomes clear.  Thank you Loroso for another entertaining puzzle. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in FT | 10 Comments »

Financial Times 14,481 by Alberich

Posted by PeeDee on 27th November 2013

PeeDee.

This is my first go at an Alberich puzzle,  I found it quite tricky.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,107 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd November 2013

PeeDee.

A worthy prize puzzle that took some work to get to the bottom of.  A real pleasure to solve and to blog.  Thank you Araucaria. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Guardian | 16 Comments »

Financial Times 14,475 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 20th November 2013

PeeDee.

I enjoyed this, varied and interesting – Aardvark rarely disappoints. A good level of difficulty too.  Thank you Aardvark. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in FT | 6 Comments »

Financial Times 14,469 by Io

Posted by PeeDee on 13th November 2013

PeeDee.

Following the relatively accessible offering from Io last time he appeared on a Wednesday Io has come back with a real stinker – top stuff!  Thank you Io for a great mental workout.

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Financial Times 14,463 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 6th November 2013

PeeDee.

Another Wednesday treat for me to blog – witty, informative and good fun.  Thank you Cinephile.

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Financial Times 14,457 by LOROSO

Posted by PeeDee on 30th October 2013

PeeDee.

A great puzzle and not at all easy (downright hard in fact).

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,083 by Araucaria

Posted by PeeDee on 26th October 2013

PeeDee.

A varied and entertaining puzzle from Araucaria as always. I thought the quality of the clueing was a little erratic at times, but on the plus-side I learned some interesting new words and facts along the way.  Thank you Araucaria. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Guardian | 39 Comments »

Financial Times 14,439 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 9th October 2013

PeeDee.

I found this a very tricky puzzle, one answer I still can’t fathom.  Thanks Monk for keeping the grey cells active. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in FT | 4 Comments »

Financial Times 14,433 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 2nd October 2013

PeeDee.

This is a super puzzle, varied and interesting all the way through.  I would hesitate to say whether this was easy or difficult.  I suspect that if you are on Cinephile’s wavelength today then the solutions will come easily, if not then it could be a hard slog to get to the finish.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,059 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 28th September 2013

PeeDee.

A themed puzzle from Paul, and one that I suspect is on a subject very close to his heart.  Thank you Paul.

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Posted in Guardian | 13 Comments »

Financial Times 14,427 by Gaff

Posted by PeeDee on 25th September 2013

PeeDee.

Very enjoyable puzzle with clues ranging from the very simple to the very difficult.  There is one solution I still can’t explain.

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Financial Times 14,421 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 18th September 2013

PeeDee.

Very entertaining and a good level of difficulty, neither too easy nor too hard, just right.

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Financial Times 14,415 by Aardvark

Posted by PeeDee on 11th September 2013

PeeDee.

Another very nice puzzle from Aardvark.  I have blogged a few Aardvark puzzles now and he is becoming one of my favourite FT setters.  Thank you Aardvark. Read the rest of this entry »

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AZED Puzzle 2,152

Posted by PeeDee on 8th September 2013

PeeDee.

My first blog of an AZED as bridgesong is away at the moment.  I guess it must be at the easier end of the AZED spectrum as I completed the puzzle in a single visit, which is unusual for me. Read the rest of this entry »

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