September 1, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 208

Toughie No 208 by Excalibur

Any Hidden Gems?

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

This is my first attempt to blog a Toughie, so this should be an interesting exercise.

When I did the crossword, I was not overly impressed, however as I started to write this up, I found that I actually enjoyed some of the clues more than I had when I did it. However I also found a number of cryptic and double definitions that just didn’t work for me at all, in that usually when you get a good cryptic or double definition you like to have a “eureka” moment, whereas here it was more like, oh so that’s it is it…. ho hum.

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DT 26022

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26022

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

After yesterday’s bank-holiday saunter we have a slightly more taxing excursion today, but nothing too extreme. The surface readings are excellent.
As usual the answers are hidden inside the curly brackets, so that you only see the ones you choose to see – just select the white space between the brackets to reveal the answer.

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