Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26026
A full analysis by Big Dave
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment: **
Tilsit has been unable to do this review, but will be in this slot next week.
Just a few weaker clues in this prize puzzle, but it wouldn’t be Saturday without a boy or a girl – this week it’s a girl!
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Toughie No 214 by Messinae
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BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment ****
A lovely Toughie today, worthy of the title and set by one of my favourite setters Messinae. A nice feeling came over me when I entered the last answer, and I was able to look back on a good fight with the compiler.
As usual, feel free to add your comments afterwards, and don’t forget to add a star rating as well.
Couple of grumbles with the website clues in the Java version. No link between 1a and 10a at 1 across and an apostrophe missed off 8 down, which made the clue look wrong.
Off we go!
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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26030
Hints and tips by Gazza
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***
Because I’m away tomorrow, Libellule has kindly agreed to swap reviews and he will be doing tomorrow’s. The one he’s missed out on today is pretty straightforward with well-crafted clues but nothing to make you break out in peals of laughter.
As usual the answers are hidden inside the curly brackets so that you cannot see them accidentally – just select the white space between the brackets if you want to reveal one.
As always we’d love to get comments from you.
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