December 8, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 264

Toughie No 264 by Giovanni

All about Eve (and Adam too)!

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

I will be returning to the Tuesday Toughie blog for a while as Libellule is currently unable to devote enough time to do this and the Thursday daily cryptic – he is, I believe, the only one of us blogging crosswords on the day of publication that also holds down a full-time job!

I just loved this puzzle from Giovanni, and have “borrowed” from Anax the idea of highlighting my favourite clues in blue. One of the advantages of reviewing a puzzle is precisely that – you re-view and get a chance to enjoy it all over again. OK, there were one or two minor niggles, but as I explained last week the object of doing a puzzle is to enjoy solving it, and this one achieved precisely that.

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DT 26106

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26106

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It’s Ray T’s turn this Tuesday and we have a typical puzzle from him, but with perhaps more cryptic definitions than usual. I didn’t think that it was too difficult, though I did initially write in Footsie for 7d.

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