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Financial Times 14,708 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 4th September 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 23, 2014

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Financial Times 14,717 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 3rd September 2014

PeeDee.

Yet another varied and enjoyable crossword from Monk.  This was a reasonaly accessiible puzzle by Monk standards (ie merely hard).

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Financial Times 14,716 / Dante

Posted by Gaufrid on 2nd September 2014

Gaufrid.

Well, I hardly expected to see Dante on a Tuesday and wondered if I had got my days mixed up. However, it couldn’t be Monday because it wasn’t a prize puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,713 by PETO

Posted by Turbolegs on 29th August 2014

Turbolegs.

What an interesting challenge from a setter I havent had the pleasure of blogging before! Thanks Peto for a terrific and refreshing challenge. Some of the parsings took longer than the time it took to solve the clue based on cross-refs. I was left, at my wit’s end on 26 ac which I couldnt quite figure out.

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Financial Times no.14,712 by Gurney

Posted by Ringo on 28th August 2014

Ringo.

I ran through this a bit hastily, but I don’t feel too bad about that as it didn’t feel like the setter had gone to any great trouble either. Sound but workaday.

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Financial Times 14,703 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 28th August 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 18

Familiar territory for a Monday. While Dante kept the number of cryptic definitions to a minimum, our beloved setter did his best to conceal a couple of definitions in such a way that this puzzle took me longer than usual. Moreover, I really had to think about 23ac (which I first thought was wrong but wasn’t) and 21d (which is problematic, to say the least).

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Financial Times 14,702 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 28th August 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 16, 2014

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Financial Times 14,711 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 27th August 2014

PeeDee.

Great stuff from Aardvark today, interesting all the way though.  Thank you Aardvark.

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Financial Times 14,710 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on 26th August 2014

Bhavan.

Smooth sailing today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,707 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 22nd August 2014

Turbolegs.

An excellent challenge from Bradman this Friday with just the right mix of mind-benders and quick wins. I did have to re-calibrate my estimate on the finishing time during the course of the solve.  This was largely due to the fact that the 5 anagrams in the crossword got me going quickly and after that progress became a lot slower=. I still needed help with parsing 24ac and 3d. My pick of the lot was 10ac.

Overall, a delectable treat from a trusted setter.

FF: 8, DD: 7

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Financial Times 14,706 / Orense

Posted by Gaufrid on 21st August 2014

Gaufrid.

The first appearance by Orense for three months gives us a straightforward puzzle with nothing contentious or particularly difficult.

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Financial Times 14,697 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 21st August 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 11

The usual not too spicy quality fare from Crux but, imho, once more let down by some weak cryptic definitions. So both ‘thanks’ and ‘sorry’ to the setter.

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Financial Times 14,696 by Magwitch

Posted by Pete Maclean on 21st August 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 9, 2014

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Financial Times 14,705 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 20th August 2014

PeeDee.

A tough puzzle from Alberich.

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Financial Times 14,704 by NEO

Posted by Bhavan on 19th August 2014

Bhavan.

Very entertaining puzzle.
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