November 17, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 252

Toughie No 252 by Giovanni

Oodles of Fun

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

If you enjoy doing the Friday normal cryptic, then I recommend you try this one. Its a bit more difficult than what you would normally find on a Friday, but it is an accessible Toughie. There is enough to get you started, and then you can enjoy working through the rest of this well crafted crossword.

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DT 26088

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26088

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

If you’re so minded there’s a lot to complain about in this puzzle – double unches by the bucketload and a plethora of proper nouns, both in the clues and the answers. In spite of all that I have to admit that I quite enjoyed it – it’s an example of how a puzzle does not have to be very difficult to be entertaining. Let us know your thoughts via a comment – as always we appreciate hearing your views, and we extend a special welcome to those leaving a comment for the first time.
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