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Financial Times 14,777 by CHALMIE

Posted by PeeDee on 12th November 2014

PeeDee.

An excellent puzzle, really good fun to solve.  I found this a good level of difficulty too, it was a satisfying solve without becoming a “struggle to the death” like the Wednesday slot can sometimes be.  Thanks Chalmie!

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Financial Times No. 14,776 JASON

Posted by Bhavan on 11th November 2014

Bhavan.

Good stuff from Jason… Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,773 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 7th November 2014

Turbolegs.

A familiar friend this Friday. Thanks to Bradman for this pleasant jaunt of a solve. Fairly steady progress through out the grid. A couple of clues seemed like they could have been more precise but nothing material enough to take away from some smooth cluing.

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Financial Times no.14,772 by Neo

Posted by Ringo on 6th November 2014

Ringo.

It took me a little while to find a foothold in this multilingual offering from Neo…

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Financial Times 14,763 – Gaff

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 6th November 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Oct 27

The name Gaff is usually synonymous to ‘something special’ and today it wasn’t different. “An anniversary puzzle” celebrating the 100th birthday of one of Britain’s best-loved poets, featuring a truly exceptional anagram.

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Financial Times 14,762 by Magwitch

Posted by Pete Maclean on 6th November 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 25, 2014

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Financial Times 14,771 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 5th November 2014

PeeDee.

A really great puzzle from Io, one of the best puzzles I have blogged for a long time. Far too many good clues to single out any particular one so I will leave that up to you.  Thanks Io.

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Financial Times No. 14,770 by PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Bhavan on 4th November 2014

Bhavan.

Barring one or two head scratchers, mostly smooth sailing today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,767 by MUDD

Posted by Turbolegs on 31st October 2014

Turbolegs.

First up, a big “Thank you!” to Gaufrid, for covering for me these past few weeks when I was away on vacation.

Mudd’s puzzle today was a pleasant solve, themed around Scotland. The reason I suspect is Halloween (31st October) got its name from the Scottish song, “All Hallows’ Eve”, sometime around 1745.

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Financial Times no.14,766 by Artexlen

Posted by Ringo on 30th October 2014

Ringo.

Artexlen always seems to give me trouble, and this morning’s puzzle – in the nicest possible way – was no exception.

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Financial Times 14,757 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 30th October 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Oct 20

Pretty much standard fare from Dante. Quite a few anagram-based clued and at one point four double definitions in a row! But some really nice ones too (e.g. 13ac or 2d).

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Financial Times 14,756 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th October 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of October 18, 2014

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Financial Times 14,765 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 29th October 2014

PeeDee.

Great puzzle from Monk.  The last couple of puzzles I blogged from Monk had some easier sections and I was beginning to wonder if Monk was mellowing a little.   

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Financial Times 14,764 / Sleuth

Posted by Gaufrid on 28th October 2014

Gaufrid.

I don’t know what has happened to today’s scheduled blogger but something has obviously prevented him from turning up. My apologies for the late appearance of this post which, in the interest of minimising further delay, only gives a parsing of the clues and no commentary.

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Financial Times 14,761 / Bradman

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th October 2014

Gaufrid.

Bradman has been appearing regularly on a Friday in recent months so it didn’t come as a surprise to see him today. As is generally the norm with this setter, there was nothing controversial in this puzzle though it did lack his customary obscure (to some) word or two in the grid.

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