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Financial Times no.14,724 by Falcon

Posted by Ringo on 11th September 2014

Ringo.

A doddle, this, from Falcon.

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Financial Times 14,715 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 11th September 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Sep 1

Enjoyable exercise by Monday regular Crux. Good spread of devices although my least favourite device, the double definition, was once more very prominent with no less than 7 entries. The appearance of J, Q, X, and Z made me look out for a possible pangram. However, bad luck as B and V were missing.

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Financial Times 14,714 by Magwitch

Posted by Pete Maclean on 11th September 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 30, 2014

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Financial Times 14,723 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 10th September 2014

PeeDee.

Quite a puzzle from Io.

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Financial Times 14,722 by PABUS

Posted by Bhavan on 9th September 2014

Bhavan.

A warm welcome to PABUS is in order from what I can see. Apologies if this is not true. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,719 by REDSHANK

Posted by Turbolegs on 5th September 2014

Turbolegs.

This was a puzzle in 3 parts. The 1st part was solving the clues that seemed ready for parsing. The 2nd was correcting for the wrong numbering in the second half of both the across and down clues. This had to be done after removing 2 black squares which shouldn’t have been, along 2dn and 7dn. The 3rd part was trying to put 1 and 2 together. Barring these minor inconveniences, I really had a fun time attacking this grid, so thanks to Redshank (yet again!) for making this a meaty challenge.

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Financial Times no.14,718 by Artexlen

Posted by Ringo on 4th September 2014

Ringo.

A smart, moderately challenging puzzle, this. Good fun.

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Financial Times 14,709 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 4th September 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 25

Solving the Observer’s Everyman is my favourite way to start the day on a Sunday morning, so no complaints from the Dutch jury to assess another sound puzzle by the setter’s alter ego Falcon. Meanwhile a large part of England is probably more interested in Falcao ….

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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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