Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2501
After the Lord Mayor’s show?
A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe
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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***
(This is written without looking at the Sunday hints message to see what’s been said so far.) We couldn’t really expect this puzzle to match the anniversary one last week, and we’re back to everyday fare here. There are some fairly easy clues, especially for old hands, but there’s lots of crossword-setting craft – in particular, consistently solid surface meanings. 3D is a particular favourite of mine, being a former distance runner, conjuring up images of someone like Emil Zatopek, whose laboured style can be seen in this film about his rivalry with Alan Mimoun. Meanwhile, back to the clues ….
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Toughie No 219 by Osmosis
The Robots of Dawn
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BD Rating – Difficulty **** – Enjoyment ***
I found this puzzle to be a bit too mechanical. The clues are all technically correct (although you might question some of the indicators) but somehow lacking in that Wow! factor.
I will be interested to know what you think, so leave a comment to say whether you agree or disagree.
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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26037
Hints and tips by Gazza
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BD Rating – Difficulty **** – Enjoyment ****
Friday’s puzzle is more often than not both the most difficult and the most entertaining one of the week, and this one is no exception. I have reservations about a couple of the clues, but overall it was very enjoyable.
As usual the answers are hidden inside the curly brackets – if you’re stuck you can highlight the white space inside to reveal them.
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