June 12, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 163

Toughie No 163 by Elgar

The Rolls Royce of Toughies!

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

How I look forward to alternate Fridays!  It took me quite a while to get into the CluedUp site this morning, but it was well worth the wait.  The hardest thing about Elgar’s puzzles is not finding the answers (which is difficult at the best of times) but getting a full resolution of the wordplay.

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DT 25953

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 25953

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Up nice and early this morning to try and get this review done before doing some “real” work and what do we find, a CluedUp site that’s up and down like a yoyo, and even when it seems to be up you can’t even log in. How complicated is it to run a web site like this? Anyway enough of the complaints about CluedUp, lets concentrate on the crossword. This was another entertaining Friday crossword. Not too difficult, but not too easy either and as always the crossword is characterised by the carefully crafted clues.

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