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Financial Times 14,779 by WANDERER

Posted by Turbolegs on 14th November 2014

Turbolegs.

Excellent offering from Rurouni (look it up!!) today. A rich variety of clues spanning the entire spectrum of easy write-ins and really difficult ones to crack. I made quick work of the top half and then went plodding through quicksand as I finished the lower half.

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Financial Times no.14,778 by Redshank

Posted by Ringo on 13th November 2014

Ringo.

A flawed masterpiece from the always-reliable Redshank.

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Financial Times 14,769 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 13th November 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Nov 3

After last week’s tour de force by Gaff, back to normal. Normal? I thought this puzzle was clearly at “the easier end of Dante’s spectrum”, that is, if there is such a thing. Others may disagree but I breezed through this at a, for me, unusually high speed.

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Financial Times 14,768 by Goliath

Posted by Pete Maclean on 13th November 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of November 1, 2014

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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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