Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25948 – Review
A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ***
A pretty sound puzzle of moderate difficulty. No grid gripes, no geography, no arbitary people. Rejoice! Well, there are some gripes below but it feels like fewer than usual.
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Toughie No 162 by Osmosis
Hints and tips by Tilsit
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BD Rating – Difficulty **** – Enjoyment ****
A fairly ferocious puzzle from Osmosis today and one that pushed me to my solving limits. Most of the clues have excellent surface reading and it is easy to see that the puzzle has been carefully put together. All very clever cluing which took some time and effort to untangle. This is turning out to be a splendid week for the Toughie puzzles.
I’ve tried to explain clues as best as I can, and would welcome youir comments. As usual, the blank bit between the curly brackets can be highlighted to reveal the answer.
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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25952
Hints and tips by Gazza
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment **
After the discussions of the past few days on whether a puzzle is easy or difficult it is with some trepidation that I suggest that this is one of the easier daily puzzles. This is, however, only a personal opinion, and as the quizmaster used to say “the questions are only easy if you know the answer”.
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