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Financial Times 14,604 / Gurney

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th April 2014

Gaufrid.

Ringo is snowed under with work today so I’m sorry but you will have to put up with me instead. I found this very straightforward with 75% of the answers entered during my first pass through the clues and the rest following quickly afterwards. I rather liked the &lit at 4dn and 9dn made me smile as it is something I regularly accuse myself of being.

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Financial Times 14,596 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 24th April 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Apr 14

Pleasant Monday morning entertainment from Crux, mostly quite easy although the SE forced me to use some major braincells.

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Financial Times 14,595 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th April 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 12, 2014

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Financial Times 14,603 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd April 2014

PeeDee.

IO puzzles are usually a challenge, and this one does not disappoint.  Thank you IO for stretching my brain this morning.

There are a couple of clues where IO has defeated me.  I’m sure there are valid explanations in there somewhere but I’m damned if I can find them.

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Financial Times 14602 Dante

Posted by scchua on 22nd 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.)   This was done in an unusual environment: no electricity (and that includes the Internet) at home. So fortunately it is Dante’s usual manageable style, though not a usual setter for a Tuesday. Thanks to Dante. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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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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