August 26, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 205

Toughie No 205 by Giovanni
Sounds Unusual

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

I thought that this one was quite tricky and Giovanni, as always, is good at using unusual meanings of common words (like ‘sound’ in 5a). There are a few queries that I have, and these are highlighted in the review. I’d be delighted to get your comments on these or any other matters.
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DT 26017

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26017

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

This pleasant puzzle shouldn’t give those grey cells too much exercise this morning (but you can always do the Toughie!).   A couple of minor issues will be covered in the review.

Following the accidental success of Monday’s placeholder posting, I have added this while still preparing the review – feel free to discuss via the comments.

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