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Financial Times 14,681 by GAFF

Posted by PeeDee on 23rd July 2014

PeeDee.

I struggled with this one, a tricky puzzle.

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Financial Times 14,680 PHSSTHPOK

Posted by Bhavan on 22nd July 2014

Bhavan.

I may not be able to pronounce the setter’s name properly, but I have no trouble pronouncing this puzzle a nice and easy solve. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,677 by WANDERER

Posted by Turbolegs on 18th July 2014

Turbolegs.

I found this to be a tough nut to crack from Wanderer. Progress was slow and steady .. and I still couldnt nail a couple of clues in the end without some help.

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Financial Times no.14,676 by Peto

Posted by Ringo on 17th July 2014

Ringo.

I found this a mixed bag of the easy-peasy, the puzzling, the hackneyed and the really rather clever. With a couple of movie-stars thrown in. Good stuff.

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Financial Times 14,667 – Dante

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 17th July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jul 7

When this crossword was published, it was the 7th of July. The day Le Tour missed my house by less than 100 metres, also an event that was over before I could even count to ten. And yet a great excuse for everyone to have fun or drink a glass or two in their front garden. Here in Cambridge it felt like a Bank Holiday Monday, which it wasn’t. Ten days later, we must conclude that Cav had to give up before things really took off, that Zoom Froome’s dream is over too and that Wiggo didn’t go anyway. Now, why such a long introduction?  Because I am really surprised that, after all the fuss, we didn’t have a Tour-themed puzzle so far – at least, I didn’t see one. Just like we didn’t have a proper World Cup crossword. Instead, it’s business as usual with a Dante – ever solved a crossword with three double definitions to start with?

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Financial Times 14,666 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on 17th July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of July 5, 2014

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Financial Times 14,675 by IO

Posted by PeeDee on 16th July 2014

PeeDee.

For the second time I have been unable to complete an Io puzzle.  Any help with the remaining two solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Financial Times 14,674 NEO

Posted by Bhavan on 15th July 2014

Bhavan.

This was a puzzle of two parts. Some answers went in straight after reading the clues and for others I had to spend time parsing the wordplay after getting the answers. Thanks to NEO for the welcome workout. Read the rest of this entry »

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Financial Times 14,671 by BRADMAN

Posted by Turbolegs on 11th July 2014

Turbolegs.

Once again, I find myself blogging for a Bradman grid, which was a very enjoyable romp. I thought he had upped the ante slightly with this one, relative to his recent puzzles. Although 5d didnt find any favors with me, it was compensated for a neat clue in 25ac. Thanks Bradman.

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Financial Times no.14,670 by Jason

Posted by Ringo on 10th July 2014

Ringo.

There was something just a bit unsatisfying about this puzzle – it seemed to lack a certain zippiness or precision.

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Financial Times 14,661 – Crux

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on 10th July 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Jun 30

Friendly crossword by Crux with his typical light touch.

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Financial Times 14,660 by Dogberry

Posted by Pete Maclean on 10th July 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of June 28, 2014

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Financial Times 14,669 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on 9th July 2014

PeeDee.

A relatively accessible puzzle for Monk which I made hard for myself by entering in a couple of wrong answers.

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Financial Times 14668 Sayang

Posted by scchua on 8th July 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.)   Perhaps a tad more difficult than previous offerings from Sayang, to whom thanks. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times 14,665 by GOLIATH

Posted by Turbolegs on 4th July 2014

Turbolegs.

A very entertaining challenge from GOLIATH which required several sittings to fully crack the grid. Frankly, this was a very educational outing where I learnt several new words/phrases (e.g. 16,17ac ; 15d; part of 1d) after having deduced the solution from successfully breaking down the clue. Googling helped with 15d.

Thoroughly enjoyed this !! Thanks Goliath for getting my Friday off to a great start.

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