September 10, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26026

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 214

Toughie No 214 by Messinae

Messinae Magic!

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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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DT 26030

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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