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Independent 8791 / Dac

Posted by Bertandjoyce on December 17th, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

Another excellent puzzle from Dac today with the usual smooth surfaces and a good variety of clue types.

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Inquisitor 1363: Associations by Kruger

Posted by kenmac on December 17th, 2014

kenmac.

Preamble: Clues are presented in alphabetical order of their answers which must be fitted into the grid, wherever they will go. One of the five unclued entries has a direct association with three of the others. Arranged in conventional clue order, single extra letters yielded by wordplay in fifteen clues give a phrase which will instruct solvers how to identify and enter a cryptic representation of the fourth associated unclued entry.

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TfTT Christmas Turkey

Posted by Admin on December 16th, 2014

Admin.

The bloggers and commenters of TfTT have again put together a cryptic puzzle for Christmas. It can be found here if anyone wishes to pit their wits against their counterparts.

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Independent 8,790 / Scorpion

Posted by RatkojaRiku on December 16th, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Scorpion has been assigned to this week’s Tuesday slot, one that often provides solvers with a fun puzzle with a twist or two.

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Financial Times 14,806 / Dante

Posted by Gaufrid on December 16th, 2014

Gaufrid.

Your scheduled blogger is travelling today so I am back sooner than expected.

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Guardian 26,444 by Brummie

Posted by manehi on December 16th, 2014

manehi.

Enjoyed this, getting through most of it quickly before hitting some new words…

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Financial Times 14,799 – Falcon

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on December 16th, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Dec 8

This crossword didn’t give me much trouble. Smooth clueing all the way. Only my LOI (13d)was new to me. A few solutions that may be connected to Christmas but that is perhaps purely coincidental.

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Financial Times 14,798 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on December 16th, 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the FT of December 6, 2014

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Independent 8,789 by Morph

Posted by flashling on December 15th, 2014

flashling.

A nice Monday morning workout from Morph to cheer a chilly day.

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Guardian 26,443 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on December 15th, 2014

Andrew.

I found this harder than usual for a Rufus, perhaps because of the generous (some might say excessive) number of cryptic (7) and double (5) definitions. The NE corner held was the last to fall. Thanks to Rufus.

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Guardian Quiptic 787 Pan

Posted by scchua on December 15th, 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 typical Quitic, good as an introduction to the Cryptics. Thanks to Pan. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Cambridge S & B – now confirmed: 25 April 2015

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on December 14th, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

We are delighted to announce that there will be a Sloggers & Betters meeting in Cambridge next spring. The date is Saturday 25 April 2015, the venue a nice pub:   The Castle Inn.

So far, 25+ cruciverbalists showed their interest with a clear “yes!”. If you changed your mind or if you want to add your name to the list of potential attendees, please be so kind to tell us here at Fifteensquared, now or at a later point (closer to the date).   Having said that, everyone’s welcome, at any stage, even at the last minute.

Details (how to get there, food, parking etc) will be given later.

Meanwhile, we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The world is a turbulent place, also one to be treasured.

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Beelzebub 1,292

Posted by Simon Harris on December 14th, 2014

Simon Harris.

I’d hesitate to suggest that Beelzebub was getting easier, but it does seem like the last handful of weeks have been relatively painless. This one went in smoothly in one session, with a modest amount of dictionary checking needed to finish things off.

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AZED 2,218

Posted by bridgesong on December 14th, 2014

bridgesong.

A plain puzzle for the December competition, although no doubt the Christmas special will be rather more complex.

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Everyman 3,557 (7 December 2014)

Posted by PeterO on December 14th, 2014

PeterO.

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