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Financial Times 14,659 by FALCON

Posted by Turbolegs on 27th June 2014

Turbolegs.

I cant say I enjoyed this one much – Falcon probably didnt feel like taxing any of us and made it quite easy. Like several grids I have covered before, this one would be just nice for newbies on the FT get started.

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Financial Times 14,658 / Artexlen

Posted by Gaufrid on 26th June 2014

Gaufrid.

When I agreed to stand in for Ringo today I was hoping for a puzzle that I could get my teeth into, perhaps a Monk or an Io. It turned out to be an Artexlen, though this proved to be an enjoyable challenge despite there being a few very easy clues. Some other entries however needed a fair bit of thought because there was some inventive cluing as we have come to expect from this setter in his various incarnations.

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Financial Times 14,649 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 26th June 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jun 16

Some Falcon puzzles are easier than others and this one surely was.

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Financial Times 14,648 by Rosa Klebb

Posted by Pete Maclean on 26th June 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 14, 2014

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Financial Times 14,657 by REDSHANK

Posted by PeeDee on 25th June 2014

PeeDee.

A super puzzle from Redshank with lots of very good clues to tick.

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Financial Times 14,656 COURTIER

Posted by Bhavan on 24th June 2014

Bhavan.

This was a gentle teasing puzzle, perfect for a weekday without anything too complicated.  Being unfamiliar with the language, I had to verify the two French words after I got the answers. Thank you Courtier for the fun and games Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,653 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 20th June 2014

Turbolegs.

A good tussle with Bradman’s serving this morning – Thanks Bradman for a good workout. I didnt find it easy going entirely and had to complete the puzzle in small bursts. I found the NW and the SE corners to be more taxing, relatively.

For a couple of clues, I got to the solution first but didnt crack the parsing (17ac, 16d).

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Financial Times no.14,652 by Hamilton

Posted by Ringo on 19th June 2014

Ringo.

A mixed bag, this, I thought. Some very smart stuff, but also a few clunkers that whiffed of short-cuttery.

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Financial Times 14,643 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 19th June 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jun 9

Another Dante puzzle that will not change the world but one that was enjoyable enough, for which thanks to the setter.

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Financial Times 14,642 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th June 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 7, 2014

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Financial Times 14,651 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 18th June 2014

PeeDee.

A cracking puzzle.  Thanks Alberich!

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Financial Times 14,650 GURNEY

Posted by Bhavan on 17th June 2014

Bhavan.

Thanks to Gaufrid for the opportunity to blog this puzzle. I was apprehensive about what I was going to get for my first post, but GURNEY ensured that there would be no problems. This was a fun outing with a variety of clue types thrown in.

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Financial Times 14,647 by MAGWITCH

Posted by Turbolegs on 13th June 2014

Turbolegs.

Magwitch gives us a nice entertaining puzzle, peppered with amicable clues mostly and the customary couple of mindbenders that prevents the grid from being a walk in the park. Thanks Magwitch, for a fitting end to what has been generally been a good week for FT solvers. I am sure a couple of parsings could be improved so look forward to inputs from folks out there.

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Financial Times no.14,646 by Peto

Posted by Ringo on 12th June 2014

Ringo.

An easyish Thursday morning stroll, this, with just enough in it to kickstart the brain but straightforward enough to get through before the coffee goes cold.

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Financial Times 14,637 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 12th June 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/June 2

One absolute priceless clue (built around Tony Blair, 10ac) made me forget about some weak cryptic definitions in the Down clues in an otherwise very fine crossword.

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