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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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Financial Times 14,685 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 7th August 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 28

There was a lot to admire in this elegant Crux puzzle which, in my perception, was significantly harder than usual for this setter. I know, everything’s relative but for me it added to the fun.

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Financial Times 14,684 by Bradman

Posted by Pete Maclean on 7th August 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 26, 2014

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Financial Times 14,693 by Artexlen

Posted by PeeDee on 6th August 2014

PeeDee.

I didn’t find this as much fun as previous Artexlen puzzles I have blogged.

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Financial Times 14692 Jason

Posted by scchua on 5th August 2014

scchua.

(Please click here for this same blog but with a picture quiz added. Please do NOT post hereinbelow any comment relating to the picture quiz. Thank you.)  Perhaps a tad more difficult than the Jason puzzles I’ve blogged before.  Thanks to Jason.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. (I’m having intermittent Internet connection so I hope this goes through in time.)

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Financial Times 14,689 / Redshank

Posted by Turbolegs on 1st August 2014

Turbolegs.

This was an interesting challenge from Redshank and I am quite happy to get the chance to blog this puzzle. With quite a fair number of anagrams, progress was steady for most part. I had never come across the solution for 10ac or 11ac so some new words I learnt there. 23ac was ingenious as was 3d.

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Financial Times 14,688 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on 31st July 2014

Gaufrid.

Yes, it’s me again, covering for a scheduled blogger who is away from home.

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Financial Times 14,679 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 31st July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 21

I do so many crosswords nowadays that I actually can’t remember anymore what I thought of this puzzle. When writing this blog, I didn’t see any real difficulties.

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