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Financial Times no.14,599 by Orense

Posted by Ringo on 17th April 2014

Ringo.

A sparkling lesson from Orense in how to make a puzzle both easy-peasy and a joy to solve. I was left, if not entirely grumble-free, then certainly entertained.

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Financial Times 14,590 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 17th April 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Apr 7

A Dante crossword with exactly the same grid as the previous prize puzzle (by Crux). A mixture of elegance, nice finds, over-familiar devices and some incredibly easy anagrams. Many thanks to Dante for accompanying me during breakfast and coffee.

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Financial Times 14,589 by Dogberry

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th April 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 5, 2014

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Financial Times 14,598 by Alberich

Posted by PeeDee on 16th April 2014

PeeDee.

This is a tough puzzle with not many easy clues.  I had to work hard all the way to the end.

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Financial Times 14597 Phssthpok

Posted by scchua on 15th April 2014

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)   Quite a straightforward puzzle. Thanks to Phssthpok. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,594 by FALCON

Posted by Turbolegs on 11th April 2014

Turbolegs.

Falcon’s poser for today was quite a breeze, to the point that I did feel a few clues were not cryptic at all. However, for tyros looking to cut their teeth into FT grids, this would be a gentle initiation.

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Financial Times no.14,593 by Wanderer

Posted by Ringo on 10th April 2014

Ringo.

Rather a stroll, this, from Wanderer, with a couple of unsatisfying little glitches.

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Financial Times 14,584 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 10th April 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 31

Another fine puzzle by Monday regular Crux. As one may know by now, I am not a fan of his cryptic definitions but all in all this was very enjoyable.

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Financial Times 14,583 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th April 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 29, 2014

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Financial Times 14,592 by ARTEXLEN

Posted by PeeDee on 9th April 2014

PeeDee.

Good stuff form Artexlen today.  There was a mix of difficulty here, from the straightforward to the downright devious.  Hopefully something for everyone.  Thanks Artexlen.

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Financial Times 14591 Gaff

Posted by scchua on 8th April 2014

scchua.

Another themed crossword from Gaff, but this time I was at a disadvantage, as one had to at least be following British politics during a certain period to get it.  Thanks to my English crossword expert for enlightening me.  And thanks to Gaff, though I couldn’t do justice to his well-constructed puzzle.  Nevertheless, non-knowledge of the theme did not prevent one from finishing and parsing, except for explaining 1 down’s definition.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,588 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 4th April 2014

Turbolegs.

Thanks to Bradman for a grid that was a pleasurable walkthrough, much like yesterday’s from Magwitch. I needed a bit of help to check my answer for 15d. My last two answers in were 10A and 14A which I had trouble with parsing.

Also – thanks to Gaufrid for covering for me last week . Have a good weekend all !!

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Financial Times no.14,587 by Magwitch

Posted by Ringo on 3rd April 2014

Ringo.

A solid, not-over-exciting but enjoyable puzzle from Magwitch today.

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Financial Times 14,578 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 3rd April 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Mar 24

Smooth week-opener by Dante with, once more, a lot of cryptic & double definitions, envelopes and anagrams – especially in the Down clues.

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Financial Times 14,577 by Rosa Klebb

Posted by Pete Maclean on 3rd April 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 22, 2014

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