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Financial Times 14,777 by CHALMIE

Posted by PeeDee on November 12th, 2014

PeeDee.

An excellent puzzle, really good fun to solve.  I found this a good level of difficulty too, it was a satisfying solve without becoming a “struggle to the death” like the Wednesday slot can sometimes be.  Thanks Chalmie!

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Site Maintenance

Posted by Admin on November 12th, 2014

Admin.

Edit (0730 13/11/14): The site should now be back to normal. Sorry for any inconvenience to users of a mobile device.

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Guardian 26,415 / Nutmeg

Posted by Eileen on November 12th, 2014

Eileen.

A really elegant and thoroughly enjoyable puzzle from Nutmeg today.

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Independent 8,761 / Dac

Posted by RatkojaRiku on November 12th, 2014

RatkojaRiku.

Today sees my monthly blogging encounter with Dac and his highly sound clues with their silky-smooth surfaces.

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Inquisitor 1358: Calling Card by eXternal

Posted by Hihoba on November 12th, 2014

Hihoba.

Simple rubric this week, and a relatively straightforward puzzle, completed on Saturday.

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Independent 8760 / Hob

Posted by Gaufrid on November 11th, 2014

Gaufrid.

What an excellent puzzle! Some may disagree with this statement but I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Financial Times No. 14,776 JASON

Posted by Bhavan on November 11th, 2014

Bhavan.

Good stuff from Jason… Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian 26,414 by Pasquale

Posted by manehi on November 11th, 2014

manehi.

On the easy side for Pasquale, but with nice cluing and a few obscure words as usual…

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General Discussion & Site Feedback

Posted by Admin on November 10th, 2014

Admin.

A software update this afternoon has caused an elderly WordPress plug-in to malfunction, resulting in an error which created display abnormalities. This plug-in generated the ‘paged comments’ in the above two posts. To avoid the error I have had to disable the plug-in so please accept my apologies for having to scroll down through several hundred comments in order to reach the more recent ones. I am looking into a way round this and will hopefully find a solution before too long.

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Guardian 26,413 – Rufus

Posted by Andrew on November 10th, 2014

Andrew.

I found this very much on the easy side, even by Rufus’s standards, with many clues being immediate write-ins, and no serious hold-ups. Thanks to the setter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guardian Quiptic 782/Pan

Posted by Pierre on November 10th, 2014

Pierre.

A Quiptic should have no bells and whistles, no unusual words, a friendly grid and be clearly clued.  Did this puzzle tick those boxes?  I think so.

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Independent 8759/Kairos

Posted by Pierre on November 10th, 2014

Pierre.

This setter has produced some cracking puzzles recently, and they seem to crop up on my watch, which is no hardship at all.  Another well-crafted, accessible crossword in the Monday slot, which until recently always used to be the ‘straightforward’ one.  Easier to solve than to parse in many instances.  But many delightful surfaces, a good range of subject matter, and inventive cluing throughout.

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Private Eye / Cyclops 533 Ukip Calypso

Posted by beermagnet on November 10th, 2014

beermagnet.

Took a while to get going on this puzzle. I didn’t solve any till getting IDYLL at 26 from the obvious definition.  Successful solving needed crossing letters to aid the brain cells.  Once a few were in place the answers crept across the grid from the bottom until all that was left was in the top right.

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Everyman 3,552

Posted by Matt on November 9th, 2014

Matt.

A puzzle that was good for my self-esteem…

 

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Independent on Sunday 1289 Hypnos

Posted by scchua on November 9th, 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.)  An enjoyable puzzle from Hypnos, to whom thanks. Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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