August 20, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26008 – Review

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26008 – Review

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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A puzzle of moderate difficulty and the usual Saturday mixed bag of clues …

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Toughie 202

Toughie No 202 by Warbler

Look Before You Leap!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Today marks a first for yours truly!  I actually agree with the current score given by solvers on Clued Up for the puzzle.  It was a pleasant enough puzzle until I came to submit my entry and found I had three wrong answers.  One was a typo because of the quirkiness of the entry system which frequently sends the cursor off at the wrong angle, but I also had two wrong answers; both of which were down to not reading the clue properly.  Having suitably chastised myself, I  entered the correct solutions and was done for another day.

One of those puzzles that would make a good daily challenge, but on the easy side for a Toughie.  A couple of clever clues and one or two to make me smile.  All in all a nice battle with an amiable setter.

This is the third time I have started this blog.  I saved it to send to Big Dave but forgot that I had transferred it to my laptop and was saving the doc to an email, and of course it didn’t save.

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DT 26012

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26012

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I found this puzzle very enjoyable with some excellent surface readings. Please let us know what you thought of it, via a comment, and cast a vote by clicking on one of the stars at the bottom.
As usual, the answers are hidden inside the curly brackets, so that you can just reveal an answer that you need, by selecting the white space, without accidentally seeing other answers.
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