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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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Posted in FT | 6 Comments »

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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Posted in Independent | 4 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 14 Comments »

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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Posted in Guardian | 33 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 3 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 6 Comments »

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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Posted in FT | 16 Comments »

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 »

Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,154 by Tramp

Posted by PeeDee on 18th January 2014

PeeDee.

Sorry for the late and very rushed blog which meant I had little time to savour this puzzle, just a mad rush to get the puzzle solved and written-up, including much cheating. Thank you Tramp.

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Posted in Guardian | 16 Comments »

Financial Times 14,520 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 15th January 2014

PeeDee.

Another great puzzle from Monk and only middling difficulty (i.e. merely hard).  Thank you Monk.
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Posted in FT | 15 Comments »

Financial Times 14,514 by MUDD

Posted by PeeDee on 8th January 2014

PeeDee.

An sound puzzle from Mudd with an interesting grid. I would describe this as a run-of-the-mill puzzle from Mudd, but his talent shows that every-day fare not have to be dull fare.  Thank you Mudd. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in FT | 8 Comments »

Guardian Prize Puzzle 26,131 by Paul

Posted by PeeDee on 21st December 2013

PeeDee.

Fine fare from Paul as we have come to expect.  A medium level of difficulty and a varied set of clues, nowhere did I get the feeling that Paul is repeating himself.  Quite a  few little grins and sniggers in here too.  Thank you Paul. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Guardian | 17 Comments »

Financial Times 14,499 by Redshank

Posted by PeeDee on 18th December 2013

PeeDee.

I found the south-east corner of this puzzle very tricky, it took me much longer than all the rest of the puzzle combined. Anyone else find this, or was it just me?  There is one answer I cannot explain (20dn), any help appreciated.

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Posted in FT | 17 Comments »

Financial Times 14,493 by Monk

Posted by PeeDee on 11th December 2013

PeeDee.

An easier than usual puzzle from Monk, but no less enjoyable for that.

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Posted in FT | 7 Comments »

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 »