April 7, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 332

Toughie No 332 by Giovanni

A Blast from the Past

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

You need to be of a certain age to remember some of the references in this puzzle. We have a U.S. statesman from the 1960s and a cricketer who played his last test match in 1961. This certainly qualified as a Toughie in terms of difficulty, but it was a bit disappointing for a Giovanni, with a scarcity of “Aha” moments and some less than smooth surface readings.
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DT 26208

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26208

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

Another Wednesday, another pleasant puzzle from our regular setter. As usual, there’s not too much in the way of awkward stuff but there are one of two things to make you think a little.

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