November 10, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 248

Toughie No 248 by Busman

On a Roll

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Not overly difficult but an enjoyable start to the day. I rattled through this and then got on with the blog, while being continually harassed by three new additions to the family – kittens!

I haven’t done the normal daily cryptic yet, but in brief conversation with Gazza, he indicates that it is actually more difficult than this. So why not try both and let us know what you thought.

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DT 26082

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26082

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Is it just my having a bad day, or is this one trickier than the standard Ray T puzzle? I certainly thought so – let me know if you agree or disagree. It has the usual sprinkling of smile-inducing clues.
Incidentally, this is one of those rare (or perhaps not so rare) days when the Toughie is easier than the Cryptic. Again, this is just my opinion – why not have a go at both and leave a comment with your view?
As usual the answers, should you need them, are hidden inside the curly brackets at the start of each hint – just select the white space inside the brackets to reveal them.

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