September 29, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 224

Toughie No 224 by Micawber
Result happiness!

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

We have been having some nice easy Tuesday Toughies for a few weeks now…. Well its time to wake up and smell the coffee. A really enjoyable crossword, with some great surface readings and clues to make you smile.  Getting some of the longer answers early on will help.

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DT 26046

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26046

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Regular solvers will doubtless recognise the style of today’s setter – all single-word answers, a good variety of clue types and few proper nouns. It was a good workout with some smiles along the way.

As usual the answers are hidden inside the curly brackets, so that you do not see them by accident; if you do want to see one, just highlight the white space inside the brackets.

All comments are welcome, whether from regular contributors or first timers.

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