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Financial Times 14,731 by FLIMSY

Posted by Turbolegs on 19th September 2014

Turbolegs.

An entertaining tussle with Flimsy today, thanks to whom for setting an intuitive and approachable grid. No favorite clue here as there were several smooth surfaces. My LOI was 25ac, not because I solved it last, but because I couldnt do any better than parsing it as cryptic definition for the player part of the clue. Perhaps this could be improved upon.

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Financial Times no.14,730 by Gaff

Posted by Ringo on 18th September 2014

Ringo.

An enjoyable and surprisingly challenging puzzle to mark – of course – today’s referendum on Scottish independence.

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Financial Times 14,721 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 18th September 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Sep 8

A Dante crossword without too many difficulties to overcome.

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Financial Times 14,720 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 18th September 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 6, 2014

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Financial Times 14,729 by WANDERER

Posted by PeeDee on 17th September 2014

PeeDee.

Sorry for the late post everyone, I completely forgot it was my turn.  Good puzzle from Wanderer, fortunately not too tricky today!

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Financial Times 14,728 by SAYANG

Posted by Bhavan on 16th September 2014

Bhavan.

Nothing hard here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,725 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 12th September 2014

Turbolegs.

A gentle offering this from Bradman – my best friend on a Friday. Relatively straightforward with very little left to chance. I needed help parsing 16ac and 18 ac but other that everything else went in pretty quickly. Thanks Bradman, for an apt conclusion to this week of relatively easy FT grids.

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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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