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Financial Times 14,907 by MUDD

Posted by Turbolegs on 17th April 2015

Turbolegs.

Traveling on work and a full day meant I got to this Mudd challenge a lot later than I would have liked to – so apologies for the late post. I found this to be a tough challenge to begin with but gradually picked up steam along the way. Outclassed on a few clues that required googling to confirm or supplement the parsings. Some deviousness exhibited by Mudd – enough to leave me seeking a helping hand on the deconstruction for a couple as well.

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Financial Times 14,906 by SLEUTH

Posted by David and Linda on 16th April 2015

David and Linda.

An enjoyable crossword, so first, thanks to Sleuth. We had almost finished doing the blog when there was a power cut and we feared we’d have to re-enter the lot. We should have known better. Our thanks to PeeDee for yet another great feature of the utility.

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Financial Times 14,897 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 16th April 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

Just as I thought the FT doesn’t see daylight on Easter Monday, there was a Monday Prize Crossword which only appeared at the very end of the day on the newspaper’s website. I don’t like stereotyping but this Dante puzzle was indeed full of cryptic and double definitions – no less than 8 of the latter!

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Financial Times 14,896 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th April 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 4, 2015

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Financial Times 14,905 / Redshank

Posted by Gaufrid on 15th April 2015

Gaufrid.

Not for the first time, two rogue black squares have crept into the grid and messed up the numbering. However, once this was spotted progress could be made.

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Financial Times 14904 Neo

Posted by scchua on 14th April 2015

scchua.

(Work in progress: 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.)  A Neo on the lenient side. Thanks to Neo. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,901 by MAGWITCH

Posted by Turbolegs on 10th April 2015

Turbolegs.

A gentle saunter of a grid today from Magwitch. Simple, inambiguous cluing for most part, ruffled ever so slightly by 8dn. Thanks to Magwitch for this Friday treat.

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Financial Times 14,900 by BRADMAN

Posted by David and Linda on 9th April 2015

David and Linda.

Today we learned that an indris is a long-tailed lemur from Madagascar. It was a fun and straightforward crossword, with some neat clues and references to a couple of heroes. Thanks, Mr B.

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Financial Times 14,892 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 9th April 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

An enjoyable puzzle with Crux back in the saddle.

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Financial Times 14,891 by Goliath

Posted by Pete Maclean on 9th April 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 28, 2015

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Financial Times 14,899 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 8th April 2015

PeeDee.

Another super puzzle from Gozo, interesting all the way through. Thank you Gozo.

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Financial Times 14,898 by ARMONIE

Posted by loonapick on 7th April 2015

loonapick.

A gentle Tuesday morning

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Financial Times 14,895 by ARTEXLEN

Posted by David and Linda on 2nd April 2015

David and Linda.

We had a couple of quibbles (which we shall probably find are down to us missing the point rather than any deficiency in the crossword) but overall we enjoyed this.

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Financial Times 14,886 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 2nd April 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

On the whole a Dante puzzle as we expect it to be. Easy, especially the right hand side, but pleasant.

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Financial Times 14,885 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 2nd April 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of March 21, 2015

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