April 24, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie No 135 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 135 by Cephas

A puzzle that irritated more than it pleased

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

It’s been a while since we had a puzzle from Cephas.  I found this one to have a few very good clues, but that was outweighed by the not-so-good.  Particular niggles include places being clued on words like capital and wordplay which uses unimaginative constructs like inability is the opposite of ability and campaign is campaigner without the “er”. Continue reading “Toughie No 135”

DT Cryptic No 25911 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25911

Hints and tips by Libellule

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

Hmm, I did not think this was one of the better Friday crosswords today. However in conversation with Gazza, he seems to think it’s the most difficult one of the week.  On the plus side I did learn a new slang term.

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