January 12, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 283

Toughie No 283 by Warbler

The most fiendishly difficult daily puzzle emanating from Fleet Street?

(source – The Daily Telegraph)

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

From time to time the Toughie turns out to be easier than the daily cryptic, and today’s puzzle would seem to be one of them. I’m sure some of you may disagree, and I will be delighted to hear from you especially if you can identify why and/or where.

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DT 26135

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26135

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have a good work-out today (or perhaps it’s just that my brain is getting sluggish in the Arctic winter that we’re having!). As I write I see that Clued Up is showing five stars for difficulty for this one – I wouldn’t go that far, but I think that it is a bit trickier than we’re used to on a Tuesday.
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