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Financial Times 14,693 by Artexlen

Posted by PeeDee on 6th August 2014

PeeDee.

I didn’t find this as much fun as previous Artexlen puzzles I have blogged.

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Financial Times 14692 Jason

Posted by scchua on 5th August 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.)  Perhaps a tad more difficult than the Jason puzzles I’ve blogged before.  Thanks to Jason.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. (I’m having intermittent Internet connection so I hope this goes through in time.)

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Financial Times 14,689 / Redshank

Posted by Turbolegs on 1st August 2014

Turbolegs.

This was an interesting challenge from Redshank and I am quite happy to get the chance to blog this puzzle. With quite a fair number of anagrams, progress was steady for most part. I had never come across the solution for 10ac or 11ac so some new words I learnt there. 23ac was ingenious as was 3d.

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Financial Times 14,688 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on 31st July 2014

Gaufrid.

Yes, it’s me again, covering for a scheduled blogger who is away from home.

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Financial Times 14,679 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 31st July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 21

I do so many crosswords nowadays that I actually can’t remember anymore what I thought of this puzzle. When writing this blog, I didn’t see any real difficulties.

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Financial Times 14,678 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 31st July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 19, 2014

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Financial Times 14,687 / Gozo

Posted by Gaufrid on 30th July 2014

Gaufrid.

We were told that “S has the same meaning throughout the clues” so, as all the across clues started with an S, I looked at the down clues first and entered seven solutions, six of them being anagrams. My first pass through the across clues led to no entries and no idea as to what the S could be until I got to 30ac.

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Financial Times 14,686 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on 29th July 2014

Bhavan.

This was a welcome puzzle today as I was running a little late with blogging. In each clue the wordplay and definitions fell in neatly so there wasn’t much to be doubtful about once I had the answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,683 by ALBERICH

Posted by Turbolegs on 25th July 2014

Turbolegs.

A very tough puzzle to round off, what has been a very humbling week for me. Alberich has dished out a true challenge this Friday, thanks to whom for a very intensive workout.

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Financial Times 14,682 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th July 2014

Gaufrid.

A decent challenge from Aardvark today with some well disguised definitions and pleasing surfaces, though I do have a slight quibble about part of the wordplay in 1dn.

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Financial Times 14,673 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 24th July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 14

Time for another pleasant and not too demanding Falcon who, quite surprisingly, gave us his first full anagram only at 17d (immediately followed by a second and last one at 18d).

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Financial Times 14,672 by Magwitch

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 12, 2014

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Financial Times 14,681 by GAFF

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd July 2014

PeeDee.

I struggled with this one, a tricky puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,680 PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Bhavan on 22nd July 2014

Bhavan.

I may not be able to pronounce the setter’s name properly, but I have no trouble pronouncing this puzzle a nice and easy solve. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,677 by WANDERER

Posted by Turbolegs on 18th July 2014

Turbolegs.

I found this to be a tough nut to crack from Wanderer. Progress was slow and steady .. and I still couldnt nail a couple of clues in the end without some help.

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