December 15, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 268

Toughie No 268 by Elgar

A trip down memory lane

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

A quick look at the CluedUp leaderboard this morning showed that only a handful of people had finished this puzzle, so I immediately had an idea as to the setter! Today’s answers include references to the fifties, sixties and seventies – making it a bit hard for the youngsters among you, but bringing smiles to the faces of the rest of us.

A lot of favourite clues today, the best of which I have highlighted in blue.

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DT 26112

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26112

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

If the recent Tuesday pattern is being maintained then this will be a Shamus puzzle, although I’ve no means of verifying that. We have a reasonable challenge today (though the number of place names may annoy some people), but I have a couple of quibbles.
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