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Financial Times 14,837 by Goliath

Posted by Pete Maclean on 5th February 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 24, 2015

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Financial Times 14,846 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 4th February 2015

PeeDee.

A very good and interesting puzzle. Some puzzles contain a string of traditional cryptic constructions and feel a bit workmanlike.  Alberich puts together a set of traditional cryptic constructions and the result is fresh and entertaining.  I can’t put my finger on what makes the difference.  No doubt that that explains why I just blog the these puzzles not set them.

I’m stuck on 6 across, any help appreciated.  Thanks Alberich.

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Financial Times No. 14,845 by NEO

Posted by Bhavan on 3rd February 2015

Bhavan.

Interesting puzzle today.

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Financial Times 14,842 by MUDD

Posted by Turbolegs on 30th January 2015

Turbolegs.

Unusual to see Mudd on Friday but a very welcome (if somewhat scary) setter nevertheless. I found his challenge today to be more approachable than some of his earlier ones. Clean cluing and neat surfaces meant a pleasurable solve this morning.

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Financial Times no.14,841 by Aardvark

Posted by Ringo on 29th January 2015

Ringo.

A smart, neat, enjoyable puzzle that didn’t cause me too many problems – with one exception.

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Financial Times 14,832 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 29th January 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 19

Fairly typical Dante puzzle with – rather unusual – one clue that seems sort of problematic to me (9ac).

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Financial Times 14,831 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 29th January 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 17, 2015

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Financial Times 14,840 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 28th January 2015

PeeDee.

Another solid over from Monk, no loose balls at all.  Didn’t get me out this time though, and I even managed to find the nina.  Thanks Monk, great stuff.

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Financial Times No. 14,839 by GURNEY

Posted by Bhavan on 27th January 2015

Bhavan.

What’s not to like in a puzzle with good surface stories and unambiguous cryptic parsing? Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,836 by WANDERER

Posted by Turbolegs on 23rd January 2015

Turbolegs.

A brilliant stunner of an FT challenge!! Wanderer – If you are reading this, take a bow! I dont think I can adequately extol the attributes of this puzzle but suffices to say that I shall eagerly await more grids from this setter.

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Financial Times no.14,835 by Peto

Posted by Ringo on 22nd January 2015

Ringo.

All perfectly satisfactory.

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Financial Times 14,826 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 22nd January 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 12

Exactly the same grid as last week’s prize puzzle, different setter yet more or less similar level, quality and enjoyment. For which many thanks to Crux.

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Financial Times 14,825 by Redshank

Posted by Pete Maclean on 22nd January 2015

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 10, 2015

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Financial Times 14,834 by ARTEXLEN

Posted by PeeDee on 21st January 2015

PeeDee.

Spot on in every way, not much else to say! Thanks Artexlen.

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Financial Times 14833 Sayang

Posted by scchua on 20th January 2015

scchua.

I’ve been extremely busy today, so sorry for the late posting, which, due to the time constraint, is barer than usual. Thanks to Sayang. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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