January 21, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26139

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26139

A full analysis by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

One of the better Saturday Prize puzzles, but with a handful of difficult answers.

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Toughie 289

Toughie No 289 by Excalibur

Contractual Obligation

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment *

It’s that time of the month, another Excalibur Toughie. Some like them, some don’t. I don’t. Virtually every down clue with an anagram in it. Enough said. See you next week.

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DT 26143

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26143

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

A mixture of clues, some good, some ok, and a couple that are questionable. But generally a good crossword thats an enjoyable solve, and is tricky in places. Overall a marked improvement over the previous two Thursday offerings.

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