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Financial Times no.14,808 by Mudd

Posted by Ringo on 18th December 2014

Ringo.

Another not-too-troublesome FT puzzle, and, happily, another lesson in how to set an entry-level crossword without being boring.

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Financial Times 14,807 by CHALMIE

Posted by PeeDee on 17th December 2014

PeeDee.

A varied set of clues, leading to an interesting set of words in the solution.  All-in-all a very pleasant puzzle  (and even more interesting than I at first realised, thank you Chalmie).

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Financial Times 14,806 / Dante

Posted by Gaufrid on 16th December 2014

Gaufrid.

Your scheduled blogger is travelling today so I am back sooner than expected.

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Financial Times 14,799 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 16th December 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Dec 8

This crossword didn’t give me much trouble. Smooth clueing all the way. Only my LOI (13d)was new to me. A few solutions that may be connected to Christmas but that is perhaps purely coincidental.

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Financial Times 14,798 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 16th December 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the FT of December 6, 2014

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Financial Times 14,803 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 12th December 2014

Turbolegs.

It is Friday, and it is Bradman at the FT so no surprises there. The Don serves up another delectable offering with an excellent mix of smooth surfaces and ingenious constructions. Quite an enjoyable solve with the SE quadrant nearly being a showstopper for me. There are a couple of clues though which I have a minor quibble about but nothing significant.

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Financial Times no.14,802 by Sleuth

Posted by Ringo on 11th December 2014

Ringo.

A masterclass from Sleuth in setting a fairly easy puzzle that is nevertheless a pleasure to solve.

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Financial Times 14,801 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 10th December 2014

PeeDee.

A fine crossword from Aardvark.  Not a hard puzzle, but one that I would have finished much more quickly if there had not been so many obvious paths to the solution that turned into dead ends.  I’m sure he does it on purpose!  Thanks Aardvark.

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Financial Times 14,793 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 10th December 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Dec 1

Despite some very easy clues (16ac, 6d, 21d, 25d) I must say that I found this quite a difficult puzzle that took me much longer than the average Dante/Rufus. If others have a different experience it might well be that I suffered from an (I hope, temporary) solver’s block.

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Financial Times 14,792 by Redshank

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th December 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 29, 2014

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FINANCIAL TIMES No. 14,800 by PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Bhavan on 9th December 2014

Bhavan.

Very enjoyable puzzle … Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,797 by GAFF

Posted by Turbolegs on 5th December 2014

Turbolegs.
A very entertaining puzzle from Gaff. I had written a much longer preamble than this one, but somehow lost it due to a technical glitch. As with most if not all Gaffles (Gaff-puzzles), there is a central theme. 1ac continues to elude me so any help here would be much appreciated.

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Financial Times no.14,796 by Orense

Posted by Ringo on 4th December 2014

Ringo.

The common cold has clogged my neurons this morning, so what a relief it was to see the blessed name of Orense pop up on screen.

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Financial Times 14,787 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 4th December 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Nov 24

Neat puzzle by Crux with a few cross-references thrown in this time.

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Financial Times 14,786 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th December 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 22, 2014

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