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Financial Times 14,866 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 27th February 2015

Turbolegs.

A reunion with the Don this Friday. A very pleasant challenge with some clues that were just out of reach (annoyingly so) as a direct solve. I had to resort to looking up Google for confirming the parsing for a couple of clues.

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Financial Times no.14,865 by Redshank

Posted by Ringo on 26th February 2015

Ringo.

Always a pleasure to see Redshank’s name at the top of a grid.

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Financial Times 14,856 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 26th February 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Feb 16, 2015

While still in the aftermath of moving house, I did find the time to solve (and blog) this Dante puzzle. I think it was a typical one, wasn’t it?

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Financial Times 14,855 by Goliath

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th February 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 14, 2015

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Financial Times 14,864 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 25th February 2015

PeeDee.

A middle-difficulty puzzle from Monk, clues are absolutely watertight as usual.  Thanks Monk for another top-quality puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,863 / Jason

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th February 2015

Gaufrid.

Whilst solving this one I felt that some of the definitions and/or parts of wordplay were a bit of a stretch but this didn’t prevent a speedy completion.

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Financial Times 14,860 by MUDD

Posted by Turbolegs on 20th February 2015

Turbolegs.

An excellent challenge from MUDD today! Several fantastic clues peppered all over the grid and a real treat for someone wanting to bite into tantalizing cryptic crosswords.

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Financial Times 14,859 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th February 2015

Gaufrid.

A good puzzle for tyros but not enough grey cell exercise for this solver as it required only one pass through the clues in order to complete the grid.

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Financial Times 14,850 / Crux

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th February 2015

Gaufrid.

I was half expecting to see Dante today with his customary double/cryptic definitions and anagrams but instead we have Crux with much of the same. A gentle start to the week with plenty of easy ‘starter’ clues from which to make inroads into the grid.

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Financial Times 14,849 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th February 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 7, 2015

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Financial Times 14,858 by HAMILTON

Posted by PeeDee on 18th February 2015

PeeDee.

An enjoyable puzzle that I thought had an ‘old fashioned’ feel to it (not a criticism, just an observation). Thanks Hamilton.

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Financial Times 14857 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 17th February 2015

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.)   A straightforward puzzle, except for a couple of minor niggles. Thanks to Armonie. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,854 by CHALMIE

Posted by Turbolegs on 13th February 2015

Turbolegs.

A very enjoyable puzzle from CHALMIE this Friday. There were some devious twists and turns that extended the solving time by atleast 25% for me. A couple of clues also had me googling feverishly for checking the parsing but otherwise relatively unambiguous.

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Financial Times 14,853 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th February 2015

Gaufrid.

Ringo has work commitments today so you will have to put up with me instead. I found this to be a steady solve, with no particular hold-ups or parsing problems once I had a decent number of entries during my first pass through the clues.

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Financial Times 14,844 / Dante

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th February 2015

Gaufrid.

I failed to complete this one to my satisfaction as I am not sure of the correct entry for 11ac. Otherwise it was a typical Dante with the usual plethora of cryptic definitions.

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