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Financial Times 14,914 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 7th May 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 25, 2015

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Financial Times 14,923 / Chalmie

Posted by Gaufrid on 6th May 2015

Gaufrid.

PeeDee is away today so I am standing in for him and have the pleasure of covering this offering from Chalmie. I’m not sure that solving/blogging this puzzle in the early hours of the morning after an evening spent imbibing some (read a lot of) amber nectar (as usual) is a good idea but it’s too late now to change my mind.

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Financial Times 14,922 by ARMONIE

Posted by loonapick on 5th May 2015

loonapick.

What does the setter have against food?  (see a couple of the “across” clues)

 

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Financial Times 14,919 by WANDERER

Posted by Turbolegs on 1st May 2015

Turbolegs.

A brilliant and superb puzzle from Wanderer today. I really enjoyed solving this every minute of the way, and while there are still a couple of clues that I need help parsing with, doesnt take anything away from the really nice afterglow of a good solve. Thanks Wanderer for an absolute treat today. There is a mini-theme around Russia / Russians but a quick googling didnt turn up anything significant related to today’s date – anybody with any ideas here?

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Financial Times 14,918 by PETO

Posted by David and Linda on 30th April 2015

David and Linda.

A good, fair puzzle. Thanks, Peto (love the name, by the way). 

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Financial Times 14,909 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 30th April 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

I did this puzzle the Day After (… the Cambridge S&B). Either it was that or the fact that I solved only Independent crosswords the week before, but I thought this was perhaps as hard as Dante / Rufus can get. An unusual grid too – no less than eight words with 10+ letters.

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Financial Times 14,908 by Dogberry

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th April 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 18, 2015

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Financial Times 14,917 by HAMILTON

Posted by PeeDee on 29th April 2015

PeeDee.

There is one clue that I cannot fathom.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks Hamilton.

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Financial Times 14,916 by JASON

Posted by Turbolegs on 28th April 2015

Turbolegs.

A straightforward puzzle from Jason meant a quick pleasurable solve. Got started with the anagrams and made quick progress from there. I do wonder if its ok to spell 20d as has been used in this grid. All in all, a fine treat – Thanks Jason.

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Financial Times 14,913 by ALBERICH

Posted by Turbolegs on 24th April 2015

Turbolegs.
My eyes lit up with glee when I saw who my setter was today. By the time I got through the crossword, the smile was wiped clean off. Amidst the battering and bruising, I still managed to enjoy several clues.  Outclassed by Alberich today. A typical tale of an extraordinary setter meeting an ordinary solver. :) Thanks to Gaufrid for the assistance where needed.

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Financial Times 14,912 by ORENSE

Posted by David and Linda on 23rd April 2015

David and Linda.

We are not sure about this one. Pretty much a write-in, from top to bottom, and the actual answers were unambiguous. However there was one clue where the answer is absolutely unambiguous but incapable (as far as we are concerned at least) of being parsed precisely, and a couple of other niggles. It could well be that we are missing something. And there was one really neat clue. Overall,  good fun and a pleasant start to the day. Thanks, Orense.

 

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Financial Times 14,903 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 23rd April 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

An enjoyable exercise by Falcon, mostly rather easy although the SE needed some extra thinking. Falcon’s crosswords nearly always contain one or two cultural references (esp. novels and films), today he went for music.

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Financial Times 14,902 by Gaff

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd April 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of April 12, 2015

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Financial Times 14,911 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 22nd April 2015

PeeDee.

Good stuff from Aardvark.  Everything is there but well enough hidden to make it an enjoyable challenge.  Thanks Aardvark.

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Financial Times 14,910 by GURNEY

Posted by Turbolegs on 21st April 2015

Turbolegs.

An easy stroll this Tuesday from Gurney. Plenty of anagrams all over the place meant a quick solve despite which the experience was quite pleasant and appealing. Apologies for the late post as I had (and am having) a long day at work. I hope readers here have more discerning comments than I do, given my paucity of time.

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