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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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Financial Times no.14,847 by Orense

Posted by Ringo on 5th February 2015

Ringo.

A typically pleasant solve from Orense.

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Financial Times 14,838 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 5th February 2015

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jan 26

Lots of charades and anagrams, yet far from a walkover. Falcon used some really original definitions and indicators, which had me thinking and ultimately added considerably to the fun.

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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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