October 2, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2503 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2503

A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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

I lost my original copy of this, but think it took a little longer than usual, as I’d entered quite a convincing red herring answer at 8D and had to correct this to get 4A – ?O?S?S?T didn’t look any more likely than ?O?S?S?R

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Toughie 227 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 227 by Myops

The Big Stinker!

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

I really struggled with this one – Myops is well known in Scotland for setting the Wee Stinker and this one shows why it is so called.

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DT 26049 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26049

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Having got used to the Friday puzzle being the highlight of the week, I must admit to being a tad disappointed with this one. There’s nothing specifically wrong with it, but I didn’t get the “wow” factor from any of the clues, and (I know this is subjective, and others may disagree) I thought that it was on the easier side of average in terms of difficulty.

I look forward to hearing your views, especially those of our correspondents who usually have problems on a Friday.

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