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Financial Times 14,864 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 25th February 2015

PeeDee.

A middle-difficulty puzzle from Monk, clues are absolutely watertight as usual.  Thanks Monk for another top-quality puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,863 / Jason

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th February 2015

Gaufrid.

Whilst solving this one I felt that some of the definitions and/or parts of wordplay were a bit of a stretch but this didn’t prevent a speedy completion.

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Financial Times 14,860 by MUDD

Posted by Turbolegs on 20th February 2015

Turbolegs.

An excellent challenge from MUDD today! Several fantastic clues peppered all over the grid and a real treat for someone wanting to bite into tantalizing cryptic crosswords.

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Financial Times 14,859 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th February 2015

Gaufrid.

A good puzzle for tyros but not enough grey cell exercise for this solver as it required only one pass through the clues in order to complete the grid.

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Financial Times 14,850 / Crux

Posted by Gaufrid on 19th February 2015

Gaufrid.

I was half expecting to see Dante today with his customary double/cryptic definitions and anagrams but instead we have Crux with much of the same. A gentle start to the week with plenty of easy ‘starter’ clues from which to make inroads into the grid.

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Financial Times 14,849 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 19th February 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 7, 2015

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Financial Times 14,858 by HAMILTON

Posted by PeeDee on 18th February 2015

PeeDee.

An enjoyable puzzle that I thought had an ‘old fashioned’ feel to it (not a criticism, just an observation). Thanks Hamilton.

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Financial Times 14857 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 17th February 2015

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.)   A straightforward puzzle, except for a couple of minor niggles. Thanks to Armonie. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,854 by CHALMIE

Posted by Turbolegs on 13th February 2015

Turbolegs.

A very enjoyable puzzle from CHALMIE this Friday. There were some devious twists and turns that extended the solving time by atleast 25% for me. A couple of clues also had me googling feverishly for checking the parsing but otherwise relatively unambiguous.

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Financial Times 14,853 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th February 2015

Gaufrid.

Ringo has work commitments today so you will have to put up with me instead. I found this to be a steady solve, with no particular hold-ups or parsing problems once I had a decent number of entries during my first pass through the clues.

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Financial Times 14,844 / Dante

Posted by Gaufrid on 12th February 2015

Gaufrid.

I failed to complete this one to my satisfaction as I am not sure of the correct entry for 11ac. Otherwise it was a typical Dante with the usual plethora of cryptic definitions.

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Financial TImes 14,843 by Cincinnus

Posted by Pete Maclean on 12th February 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 31, 2015

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Financial Times 14,852 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 11th February 2015

PeeDee.

Not as hard as some Io puzzles, if you can get started!

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Financial Times 14,851 by PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Turbolegs on 10th February 2015

Turbolegs.

First time I am standing in, so feels strange to be out on a Tuesday. Thanks to Phsssthpok for a grid that really had me at my wits’ end!! Had to get some help for the parsing of some clues but at the end of it, felt like a really good challenge.

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Financial Times 14,848 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 6th February 2015

Turbolegs.

Bradman’s puzzle today was teasingly difficult. I solved it in 2 sittings amidst a very hectic day at work so probably didnt stand to appreciate it as much others might have. Thanks to the Don for a mostly straightforward solve.

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