August 19, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Albie Fiore

Albie Fiore

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Tilsit mentioned recently that Albie, known in crosswordland as Taupi and Satori, had passed away.

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Toughie 201

Toughie No 201 by Cephas
Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe

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Maybe it is something to do with seeing that black cat chasing a magpie while I was walking under a ladder yesterday. For whatever reason I seem to have been unlucky with the Toughie  today. We have a number of cryptic definitions, which, not to beat about the bush, are pretty woeful, and we have several clues where the word order has been manipulated to try to improve the surface reading.
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DT 26011

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26011

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This is an easy puzzle, which should leave you plenty of time to tackle today’s Toughie from Cephas, our regular Saturday setter.  This week there is no surfeit of cryptic definitions, but you do find yourself expecting that if it isn’t an anagram then it might be a hidden word!

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