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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25987 by Philistine

Posted by PeeDee on 6th July 2013

PeeDee.

On the whole quite easy for a prize puzzle but with some nice clues to keep it interesting.

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Financial Times 14,355 by Loroso

Posted by PeeDee on 3rd July 2013

PeeDee.

Loroso was in a mean mood when he wrote this one.  All the way through there are misdirections and devious constructions, there are some I still can’t fully explain.  Apologies for the late start today and thank you to Loroso for the mental workout. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14349 by Aardvark

Posted by PeeDee on 26th June 2013

PeeDee.

I enjoyed this, not difficult. but not a pushover either. No themes, ninas, special instructions, bells or whistles; just a good traditional crossword.  Thank you Aardvark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,337 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 12th June 2013

PeeDee.

Super themed puzzle from Gozo but consumed in a bit of a rush today as I was very late getting started, a shame that I did not have time to savour this puzzle more.  Thank you Gozo.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,963 by Brummie

Posted by PeeDee on 8th June 2013

PeeDee.

Great stuff, I enjoyed this very much. It took a long time for the instructions to make sense but in retrospect they are quite clear, so no excuse for not getting it first time. I think this could also be taken as the definition of a good clue.

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Financial Times 14331 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 5th June 2013

PeeDee.

Quite easy for a Cinephile I thought but no less enjoyable for it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,325 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 29th May 2013

PeeDee.

Its Geography lesson again this morning, Gozo continues to educate and entertain us.  Thank you Gozo.

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Financial Times 14319 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd May 2013

PeeDee.

Difficult, and then some.

                  

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Financial Times 14,313 by Aardvark

Posted by PeeDee on 15th May 2013

PeeDee.

Four crosswords for the price of one.

 

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,939 by Tramp

Posted by PeeDee on 10th May 2013

PeeDee.

I used to find Tramp puzzles pretty tricky but I think I must be getting on to his wavelength at  last.  I have not seen any of the Star Wars movies but fortunately for me it was not necessary to know anything about them to get to the solutions.  Thank you Tramp.

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Financial Times 14,307 by Io

Posted by PeeDee on 8th May 2013

PeeDee.

I found this much more amenable than the previous Io I blogged which was a desperate struggle – so getting to the end of this puzzle unaided came as something of a relief.  Still not easy though, thank you Io. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,301 by Orense

Posted by PeeDee on 1st May 2013

PeeDee.

An easy solve today, but enjoyable.
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Financial Times 14,295 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 24th April 2013

PeeDee.

An easier than usual puzzle from Monk, he has taken pity on us this week.  Having said that there is still one I cannot explain, so any help appreciated.  Enjoyable to solve as always, thank you Monk.

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Financial Times 14,289 by Cinephile

Posted by PeeDee on 17th April 2013

PeeDee.

I found this quite easy to solve yet very satisfying in the process.  Loads of variety and interest and fresh ideas, how does he keep it up?  I am continually astonished at Cinephile/Araucaria’s output.

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Guardian Prize Puzzle 25,915 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 13th April 2013

PeeDee.

I enjoyed this very much, it has the stamp of a Paul puzzle all over it.  My favourite was 7dn for its intriguing simplicity.  Thank you Paul. Read the rest of this entry »

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