February 18, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26163 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26163

A full analysis by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

It’s always worth checking the Saturday Prize puzzle to see if a pangram (all 26 letters of the alphabet) is in the offing. As soon as you spot two or three of the letters J, Q, V, X and Z then there is a good chance that, like today, the others may be lurking in the undergrowth. This was a pleasant puzzle and the improvements, over the year that we have been writing reviews, has been noticeable. As ever my complaint is that I, and many others, would prefer a more difficult puzzle.

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Toughie 305 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 305 by Giovanni

The Big Sleep

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BD Rating – Difficulty **** Enjoyment *

This is the worst Giovanni puzzle that I can remember.

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DT 26167 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26167

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

Its general knowledge cryptic crossword time again. An interesting, if not overly complicated puzzle which on reflection wasn’t too bad, but I can’t get excited about it. There are as usual a few issues which I have highlighted in the blog.

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