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Guardian 26,338 by Brummie

Posted by manehi on August 14th, 2014

manehi.

Found this very difficult, and in the end had to guess-then-Google a couple of unfamiliar words…

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Financial Times 14,691 – Dante

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

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Aug 4

A familiar Monday solve. Only a couple of the cryptic definitions in the mid-east held me up (but not for too long). 23ac was a new word to me, so I learnt something today!

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Financial Times 14,690 by Mudd

Posted by Pete Maclean on August 14th, 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of August 2, 2014

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Financial Times14,699 / Monk

Posted by Gaufrid on August 13th, 2014

Gaufrid.

I had a premonition yesterday evening that it was going to be Monk today so I was glad that I had agreed to stand in for PeeDee again today as he is one of my favourite setters. However, this feeling changed a little today when I found that I was unable to complete the grid.

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Independent 8683 / Dac

Posted by duncanshiell on August 13th, 2014

duncanshiell.

Another Wednesday, another puzzle from Dac

 

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Guardian 26,337 – Crucible

Posted by Andrew on August 13th, 2014

Andrew.

An enjoyable puzzle from Crucible that wasn’t too hard once I spotted the theme (even though I didn’t get the linking word at 9d until quite late on). A couple of slightly obscure words and tricky constructions, but all clearly and fairly clued. Thanks to Crucible.

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Inquisitor 1345: Wide Boy by Kruger

Posted by duncanshiell on August 13th, 2014

duncanshiell.

Kruger is a prolific Inquisitor setter.  The index on this site tells me that he/she already has twenty under his/her belt.

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Independent 8,682 by Hob

Posted by John on August 12th, 2014

John.

As the laws of probability dictate, it sometimes happens that it falls to me, the most inappropriate person, to blog this sort of crossword. Hob has given us a crossword based on the 20 and some of the clues refer to the 20 taken literally. Thank goodness for Google, which told me practically all I needed to know about the two types of group.

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Prospective Sloggers & Betters – York – Saturday, Oct 25th …

Posted by Admin on August 12th, 2014

Admin.

… (optional Friday evening and Sunday lunch, 1,2 or 3 nights).

Is this a good date? If so, please confirm below then Jane and I will go ahead and organise it. Half-term for the teachers, and it worked in Sheffield this time last year (some bloke’s birthday). We’ll try and get deals for Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun and Fri/Sat/Sun if all approved.

John H. (aka Nimrod, Enigmatist etc)

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Guardian 26,336 by Chifonie

Posted by flashling on August 12th, 2014

flashling.

Well, not much to say today. Chifonie at possibly his mildest.

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Financial Times 14,698 by SAYANG

Posted by Bhavan on August 12th, 2014

Bhavan.

Not too taxing a puzzle. I welcome those at the beginning of the week.
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Guardian Quiptic 769 by Nutmeg

Posted by newmarketsausage on August 11th, 2014

newmarketsausage.

Nutmeg returns to the Quiptic with a puzzle to get the old grey cells ticking over once again.

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Independent 8,681 by Punk

Posted by flashling on August 11th, 2014

flashling.

Punk today with a fairly gentle, I thought, start to the week.

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Guardian 26,335 by Rufus

Posted by PeterO on August 11th, 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26335.

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Beelzebub 1,274

Posted by Simon Harris on August 10th, 2014

Simon Harris.

Definitely at the easier end of the Beelzebub spectrum. I fairly raced through this, and it might have been an unaided, single-sitting finish had I not had to check a couple in Chambers.

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