March 4, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie No 105

Toughie No 105 by Giovanni

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

This is my first attempt at doing a write-up for a Toughie and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s got some challenging clues, as well as some easy ones, and doesn’t have too many obscure words.

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DT Cryptic No 25867

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25867

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

A slightly tricky puzzle – I was sailing along thinking I must be in tune with the setter, then got a bit bogged down.  No particularly difficult clues, apart from getting the precise wording for 27 across.  My first attempt hampered me from getting 24 down, I should have tackled them the other way around.

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