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Financial Times 14,737 by ALBERICH

Posted by Turbolegs on 26th September 2014

Turbolegs.

Such a wonderful puzzle from Alberich. Pity it wasnt my best day in the sun, especially coming a cropper against the SE corner. Amongst several gems of clues, 26ac was vastly ingenious. Thanks to Gaufrid for sprucing up and providing a backbone to an otherwise ordinary blog. There will be several opportunities to improve upon the parsing below so I hope collectively we are in good shape by the end of the day.

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Financial Times no.14,736 by Falcon

Posted by Ringo on 25th September 2014

Ringo.

A largely unobjectionable offering from Falcon today – and I learned a new word, which is always nice.

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Financial Times 14,727 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 25th September 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Sep 15

This is indeed last week’s Prize Crossword but it wasn’t published in the newspaper itself. The FT mistakingly printed off a repeat of IO’s lovingly made tribute to Robin Williams. So, for those who missed this Dante, it’s available on the FT website and here:  Dante 15 Sep 14.  A mild warning though, as Dante lives up to his reputation with more than half of the clues being CDs and DDs.

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Financial Times 14,726 by Dogberry

Posted by Pete Maclean on 25th September 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of September 13, 2014

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Financial Times 14,735 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 24th September 2014

PeeDee.

Another themed puzzle from Io, trickier than the one I blogged a couple of weeks ago.  There are still some explanations that I am not sure about so any help in getting to the bottom of these would be appreciated.

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Financial Times 14,734 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on 23rd September 2014

Bhavan.

Nice and easy crossword. Lots of lovely clues with good surface stories throughout. Thanks ARMONIE Read the rest of this entry »

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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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