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Financial Times 14,678 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 31st July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 19, 2014

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Financial Times 14,687 / Gozo

Posted by Gaufrid on 30th July 2014

Gaufrid.

We were told that “S has the same meaning throughout the clues” so, as all the across clues started with an S, I looked at the down clues first and entered seven solutions, six of them being anagrams. My first pass through the across clues led to no entries and no idea as to what the S could be until I got to 30ac.

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Financial Times 14,686 by ARMONIE

Posted by Bhavan on 29th July 2014

Bhavan.

This was a welcome puzzle today as I was running a little late with blogging. In each clue the wordplay and definitions fell in neatly so there wasn’t much to be doubtful about once I had the answers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,683 by ALBERICH

Posted by Turbolegs on 25th July 2014

Turbolegs.

A very tough puzzle to round off, what has been a very humbling week for me. Alberich has dished out a true challenge this Friday, thanks to whom for a very intensive workout.

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Financial Times 14,682 / Aardvark

Posted by Gaufrid on 24th July 2014

Gaufrid.

A decent challenge from Aardvark today with some well disguised definitions and pleasing surfaces, though I do have a slight quibble about part of the wordplay in 1dn.

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Financial Times 14,673 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 24th July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 14

Time for another pleasant and not too demanding Falcon who, quite surprisingly, gave us his first full anagram only at 17d (immediately followed by a second and last one at 18d).

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Financial Times 14,672 by Magwitch

Posted by Pete Maclean on 24th July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 12, 2014

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Financial Times 14,681 by GAFF

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd July 2014

PeeDee.

I struggled with this one, a tricky puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,680 PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Bhavan on 22nd July 2014

Bhavan.

I may not be able to pronounce the setter’s name properly, but I have no trouble pronouncing this puzzle a nice and easy solve. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,677 by WANDERER

Posted by Turbolegs on 18th July 2014

Turbolegs.

I found this to be a tough nut to crack from Wanderer. Progress was slow and steady .. and I still couldnt nail a couple of clues in the end without some help.

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Financial Times no.14,676 by Peto

Posted by Ringo on 17th July 2014

Ringo.

I found this a mixed bag of the easy-peasy, the puzzling, the hackneyed and the really rather clever. With a couple of movie-stars thrown in. Good stuff.

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Financial Times 14,667 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 17th July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 7

When this crossword was published, it was the 7th of July. The day Le Tour missed my house by less than 100 metres, also an event that was over before I could even count to ten. And yet a great excuse for everyone to have fun or drink a glass or two in their front garden. Here in Cambridge it felt like a Bank Holiday Monday, which it wasn’t. Ten days later, we must conclude that Cav had to give up before things really took off, that Zoom Froome’s dream is over too and that Wiggo didn’t go anyway. Now, why such a long introduction?  Because I am really surprised that, after all the fuss, we didn’t have a Tour-themed puzzle so far – at least, I didn’t see one. Just like we didn’t have a proper World Cup crossword. Instead, it’s business as usual with a Dante – ever solved a crossword with three double definitions to start with?

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Financial Times 14,666 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 5, 2014

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Financial Times 14,675 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 16th July 2014

PeeDee.

For the second time I have been unable to complete an Io puzzle.  Any help with the remaining two solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Financial Times 14,674 NEO

Posted by Bhavan on 15th July 2014

Bhavan.

This was a puzzle of two parts. Some answers went in straight after reading the clues and for others I had to spend time parsing the wordplay after getting the answers. Thanks to NEO for the welcome workout. Read the rest of this entry »

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