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Financial Times 14,710 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on 26th August 2014

Bhavan.

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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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Financial Times 14,701 by GAFF

Posted by Turbolegs on 15th August 2014

Turbolegs.

A sharp intake of breath preceded the whitening of the knuckles, as I gripped the arms of my chair in sheer trepidation at seeing the name of the setter today. And so it happened, the tussle with my nemesis Gaff. And at the end of it all, I can (barely) stand up and aver that I fought like a man, relentless in the face of a barrage of one inscrutable clue after another.

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Financial Times no.14,700 by Wanderer

Posted by Ringo on 14th August 2014

Ringo.

I enjoyed this, and – with one maddening exception – was able to make sense of it without too much trouble.

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Financial Times 14,691 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 14th August 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 4

A familiar Monday solve. Only a couple of the cryptic definitions in the mid-east held me up (but not for too long). 23ac was a new word to me, so I learnt something today!

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Financial Times 14,690 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 14th August 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 2, 2014

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Financial Times14,699 / Monk

Posted by Gaufrid on 13th August 2014

Gaufrid.

I had a premonition yesterday evening that it was going to be Monk today so I was glad that I had agreed to stand in for PeeDee again today as he is one of my favourite setters. However, this feeling changed a little today when I found that I was unable to complete the grid.

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Financial Times 14,698 by SAYANG

Posted by Bhavan on 12th August 2014

Bhavan.

Not too taxing a puzzle. I welcome those at the beginning of the week.
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Financial Times 14,695 by GOLIATH

Posted by Turbolegs on 8th August 2014

Turbolegs.

An excellent puzzle from Goliath to get my Friday started. Unfortunately for me, it wasnt easy going and so the solving process (in brief spurts) extended well into the afternoon. This was a nice meaty challenge and now gives me a Turkey with regards to quality challenges over the past three weeks.

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Financial Times no.14,694 by Falcon

Posted by Ringo on 7th August 2014

Ringo.

Morning all, and thanks to Gaufrid for filling in for me at short notice last week. This – and I think I can safely say this without being accused of peacocking – was the easiest puzzle I’ve ever blogged for FifteenSquared.

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