May 20, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 149 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 149 by MynoT

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

I got 1a and 1d immediately and thought that the whole thing was going to be a doddle – how wrong can you be? Nearly every clue after that needed to be winkled out, and even after getting the solution to some of them (notably 7d) I struggled to work out the wordplay. But it was an enjoyable challenge, with some nice surface readings.

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DT 25933 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25933

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **** Enjoyment *

After last weeks enjoyable puzzle we come down to earth with this one.  You can make up your own mind what you think of it as my opinion is unprintable.

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