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Financial Times 14,556 by Rosa Klebb

Posted by PeeDee on 26th February 2014

PeeDee.

A pleasant and easy outing with Rosa.

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Financial Times 14555 Neo

Posted by scchua on 25th February 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.)   The usual Tuesday fare from Neo.  Thanks Neo.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,552 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 21st February 2014

Turbolegs.

My third time covering Bradman, another great grid to finish the working week with. Thanks Bradman for a pleasurable solve. Just touched down in Tokyo a couple of hours back and immediately got to a wifi enabled location to get my fix for the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,551 / Magwitch

Posted by Gaufrid on 20th February 2014

Gaufrid.

Magwitch has been appearing monthly since last September so this is his/her sixth puzzle in the FT. I found this one to be on the easy side but this did not detract from the enjoyment of solving it as most of the clues had a good surface, though this did entail using some slightly tenuous synonyms at times.

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Financial Times 14,542 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 20th February 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Feb 10

A very enjoyable brain exercise from Crux. Plenty of variation, nice surfaces and a couple of morbid clues (5d, 23d) on top of that …..

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Financial Times 14,541 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 20th February 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 8, 2014

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Financial Times 14,550 by Redshank

Posted by PeeDee on 19th February 2014

PeeDee.

In general the clues were pretty clear and obvious – after I had solved them.  Before solving they were anything but.  This is my definition of a good cryptic.

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Financial Times 14549 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 18th February 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.)  A fair puzzle from Armonie, to whom thanks.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,546 by FLIMSY

Posted by Turbolegs on 14th February 2014

Turbolegs.

Once again, the Friday grid has been especially approachable. Thanks Flimsy for a very pleasant run, and with straightforward cluing that leaves no room for any ambiguity.

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Financial Times 14,545 / Sleuth

Posted by Gaufrid on 13th February 2014

Gaufrid.

I didn’t know I was going to be blogging this puzzle until after I had finished it otherwise I would have made some notes at the time. Fortunately all the parsing is straightforward so I didn’t need any.

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Financial Times 14,536 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 13th February 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Feb 3

A fairly typical Dante puzzle, pleasant and smooth – nothing too taxing (apart from 1ac, perhaps – well, for me it was).

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Financial Times 14,535 by Bradman

Posted by Pete Maclean on 13th February 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of February 1, 2014

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Financial Times 14,544 by AARDVARK

Posted by PeeDee on 12th February 2014

PeeDee.

Very enjoyable and on the whole not too difficult, just a couple that I struggled with.  Thank you Aardvark.

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Financial Times 14,543 / Hamilton

Posted by Gaufrid on 11th February 2014

Gaufrid.

As I often do, I started at the end and worked backwards through the clues which meant that I didn’t see the key 1ac until it was referenced in one of the other clues. However, this didn’t hold me up for too long as virtually all of the bottom half of the grid and a good percentage of the top half was filled during my first pass through the clues. It was then a case of filling in the blanks which became easier when I had solved 1ac.

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Financial Times 14,540 by ORENSE

Posted by Turbolegs on 7th February 2014

Turbolegs.

Quite a fun grid from Orense to round off the working week .. some straightforward clues helped me get started and the tougher ones gradually became easy with more cross-refs in.

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