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Financial Times 14,647 by MAGWITCH

Posted by Turbolegs on 13th June 2014

Turbolegs.

Magwitch gives us a nice entertaining puzzle, peppered with amicable clues mostly and the customary couple of mindbenders that prevents the grid from being a walk in the park. Thanks Magwitch, for a fitting end to what has been generally been a good week for FT solvers. I am sure a couple of parsings could be improved so look forward to inputs from folks out there.

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Financial Times no.14,646 by Peto

Posted by Ringo on 12th June 2014

Ringo.

An easyish Thursday morning stroll, this, with just enough in it to kickstart the brain but straightforward enough to get through before the coffee goes cold.

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Financial Times 14,637 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 12th June 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/June 2

One absolute priceless clue (built around Tony Blair, 10ac) made me forget about some weak cryptic definitions in the Down clues in an otherwise very fine crossword.

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Financial Times 14,636 by Falcon

Posted by Pete Maclean on 12th June 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 31, 2014

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Financial Times 14,645 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 11th June 2014

PeeDee.

Monk has defeated me today, there are still three clues that I can’t explain.  Any help appreciated.

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Financial Times 14644 Armonie

Posted by scchua on 10th June 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 straightforward, pleasant puzzle from Armonie, to whom thanks. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,641 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 6th June 2014

Turbolegs.

Bradman for me yet again. From next week onwards,  I am going to keep a running tally of who I get on Fridays just for kicks – as of now, Bradman is way above the rest!

Decent puzzle this – pleasant cluing and easy to work through most of them. This would be appropriate fare for someone starting out on the FT.

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Financial Times no.14,640 by Jason

Posted by Ringo on 5th June 2014

Ringo.

I struggled a bit with this, never quite feeling that I was on the setter’s wavelength.

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Financial Times 14,631 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 5th June 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/May 26

You often hear that solvers don’t like Spoonerisms that much but my least favourite device is the Double Definition. In this otherwise typical and enjoyable Dante puzzle there were quite a lot of them.

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Financial Times 14,630 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 5th June 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of May 24, 2014

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Financial Times 14,639 by Goliath

Posted by PeeDee on 4th June 2014

PeeDee.

I have not seen a Goliath puzzle before.  From the general feel of the puzzle I’m guessing that Goliath is a new setter rather than an established one setting under a new pseudonym.

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Financial Times 14,638 / Phssthpok

Posted by Gaufrid on 3rd June 2014

Gaufrid.

A definite mixture today with some very easy clues and some that presented far more of a challenge. In fact one (28ac) has defeated me completely apart from the definition.

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Financial Times 14,635 by MUDD

Posted by Turbolegs on 30th May 2014

Turbolegs.

A pleasant serving from Mudd, thanks to whom for setting a grid which escaped qualification as neither a cakewalk nor a mind-bender. I got through the left half of the grid pretty quickly before losing momentum, thanks largely due to the SE corner (which in my opinion, would have been easy for most others).

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Financial Times 14,634 / Neo

Posted by Gaufrid on 29th May 2014

Gaufrid.

I didn’t find this quite as much fun as I usually do with a puzzle from Neo but that is probably just down to the rather gloomy and wet morning today. However, it was still an enjoyable solve with some easy entry clues and some that had me scratching my head for a short while.

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Financial Times 14,625 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 29th May 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/ May 19

Another Falcon crossword that didn’t disappoint. Nothing too tricky with – not for the first time – some literature thrown in.

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