January 19, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 287

Toughie No 287 by Citrus

Sweet enough!

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

This was an excellent puzzle from Citrus (aka Mr Lemon). A lot of his Toughies have been a bit too easy – this one was just right.

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DT 26141

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26141

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have a Ray T puzzle today with some entertaining clues and one good belly laugh. As usual with Ray’s puzzles, the difficulties are not so much with the wordplay as in working out the relationship between the definition and the answer, and in a couple of clues today I thought that the elastic between the two was stretched a bit far. Do you agree or not? – in either case we’d love to get your comments.
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