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Everyman 3,548

Posted by Matt on October 12th, 2014

Matt.

Breezy stuff, on a breezy day.

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AZED 2,209

Posted by John on October 12th, 2014

John.

The first of Azed’s Letters Latent puzzles since VE(S)TAL in 2009. I won’t give the complete preamble since you have no doubt already seen it, but letters are missing from each answer whenever they occur and these missing letters make an appropriate seasonal quotation. The definition is to the whole word, the subsidiary indication to the word with letters missing. Two words are missing from this quotation and the first one is clued like all the rest in the puzzle; the second one is the competition clue-word.

In the answers I have given the omitted letters in lower-case.

The quotation (which I have to admit to finding using Google) was from Ernest Dowson: ‘pale amber sunlight falls across the [reddening October] trees’.

As with all Azed’s specials, this was much enjoyed.

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Independent on Sunday 1285 Hypnos

Posted by scchua on October 12th, 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.)   Quite smooth progress from start to finish.  Thanks to Hypnos. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Independent Prize Puzzle 8728 / Nestor – 4/10/14

Posted by Bertandjoyce on October 11th, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

This was definitely a Prize puzzle in our opinion!

 

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Guardian 26,382 / Puck

Posted by mhl on October 11th, 2014

mhl.

Apologies for this being a rather more terse post than usual, but I’m afraid I’m recovering from an illness at the moment. This was a typically enjoyable crossword from Puck, whose cluing I always enjoy. The rubric for this puzzle read:

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Enigmatic Variations No 1141: Teaser by Jaguar

Posted by Dave Hennings on October 11th, 2014

Dave Hennings.

Hmmm! I’m not sure I’ve seen this before… clues in alphabetical order of their answers but with clashes! Ten to be precise.

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Financial Times 14,749 / Falcon

Posted by Gaufrid on October 10th, 2014

Gaufrid.

When I tried to download this puzzle on my way to bed in the early hours of this morning the index page linked to a Sudoku, which was not what I was looking for! Fortunately this error had been corrected by the time I got up.

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Independent 8733 – Phi

Posted by Bertandjoyce on October 10th, 2014

Bertandjoyce.

There’s been a certain amount of movement between the setters just recently but we were pleased to see Phi back in his normal slot for our blog this week.

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Guardian Cryptic 26387 Otterden

Posted by scchua on October 10th, 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.)   This was a bit of a challenge, especially the upper half, but I did eventually finish it. Thanks to Otterden. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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Financial Times no.14,748 by Chalmie

Posted by Ringo on October 9th, 2014

Ringo.

A new setter for me, I think, and an excellent puzzle.

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Independent 8732 / eXternal

Posted by RatkojaRiku on October 9th, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

eXternal has given us plenty to get our teeth into this Thursday morning.

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Guardian 26,386 by Chifonie

Posted by PeterO on October 9th, 2014

PeterO.

The puzzle may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/26386.

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Financial Times 14,739 – Mudd

Posted by Sil van den Hoek on October 9th, 2014

Sil van den Hoek.

Monday Prize Crossword/Sep 29

After a string of Dantes, Cruxes and Falcons it was nice to have this setter for a change. No Mudd without bums or buttocks (and so it was) but the most amusing clue was surely 26ac.

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Financial Times 14,738 by Goliath

Posted by Pete Maclean on October 9th, 2014

Pete Maclean.

Prize puzzle from the Weekend FT of 27 September, 2014

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Financial Times 14,747 by MONK

Posted by PeeDee on October 8th, 2014

PeeDee.

A very enjoyable puzzle from Monk in which he reveals his easy side.

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