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Financial Times 14,539 / Artexlen

Posted by Gaufrid on 6th February 2014

Gaufrid.

I found this slightly tricky in places because of some parsing that seemed initially to be a little tenuous.

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Financial Times 14,530 – Mudd

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 6th February 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 27

Mudd on a Monday, a welcome change. As one might expect from this setter another good crossword – even if there were, once more, quite a lot of double definitions.

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Financial Times 14,529 by Falcon

Posted by Pete Maclean on 6th February 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 25, 2014

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Financial Times 14,538 by Gozo

Posted by PeeDee on 5th February 2014

PeeDee.

I always look forward to getting a Gozo puzzle on a Wednesday.

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Financial Times 14537 Gaff

Posted by scchua on 4th 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.)  Today, Gaff has given us a nina, with a pun in the caption.  The nina actually helped me this time, shortening the time it took to solve.  Thank you Gaff. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,534 by SAYANG

Posted by Turbolegs on 31st January 2014

Turbolegs.

A timely puzzle from Sayang ushering in the Year of the Horse, its Chinese New Year over this weekend. I thought the grid was quite straightforward and that the setter had decided to serve up a more accessible puzzle for most people. Some standard / oft-seen clues which should be retired (e.g. 19d) in my humble opinion. Quick, pleasurable solve this. Gong Xi Fa Cai ! (12,16ac) to all our Chinese friends. Apologies if the blog below doesn’t look right on the first pass – I had a technical glitch on PD’s awesome tool so switched to using Nick’s WP editor, my virgin attempt (EDIT – That didn’t go too well either so I am just making do by directly working on WP)

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Financial Times no.14,533 by Rosa

Posted by Ringo on 30th January 2014

Ringo.

I thought this was a marvellous puzzle from a setter I don’t think I’m familiar with (in this guise at least): witty, inventive, original and challenging. It was such a fun solve I was even prepared to overlook the occasional over-contrived clue or questionable phrasing. Thank-you, Rosa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,524 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 30th January 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 20

If my memory serves me well, I think I found this Dante puzzle slightly harder than average for our beloved setter.

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Financial Times 14,523 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 30th January 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 18, 2014

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Financial Times 14,532 by ALBERICH

Posted by PeeDee on 29th January 2014

PeeDee.

I found this quite tricky, everything is there waiting to be found but it took a while to bottom it all out.  Thanks to Alberich.

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Financial Times 14531 Jason

Posted by scchua on 28th January 2014

scchua.

Thanks Jason, for an enjoyable puzzle.  Definitions are underlined in the clues. [[The pictures at the bottom have unidentified links to the puzzle. Please enclose any comments on them in double brackets. Thank you.]]

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Financial Times 14,528 by MAGWITCH

Posted by Turbolegs on 24th January 2014

Turbolegs.

The second time I am covering Magwitch and just as pleasurable as the first. Thanks Magwitch for a grid that was just within reach, and not having any alien words. Quite a few clues that I parsed directly without any cross-refs so that got me off to a quick start – The NW quadrant fell first, followed by SW, and then NE and SE in that order. 11d and 19d both caught my fancy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times no.14,527 by Gurney

Posted by Ringo on 23rd January 2014

Ringo.

A solid puzzle from Gurney this morning: nothing over-taxing (though I remain a bit nonplussed by 19dn. – help from you wise folk, as ever, much appreciated), something of a surfeit of anagrams, and a couple of zingers. 7dn. was a new word for me (and 27ac., in its first sense, a new meaning). Thank-you, Gurney. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,518 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 23rd January 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 13

A sound and elegant puzzle by Crux.  No controversies today!

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Financial Times 14,517 by Dogberry

Posted by Pete Maclean on 23rd January 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of January 11, 2014

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