May 6, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26229

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26229

A full review by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

An enjoyable Prize puzzle from Cephas, with no major grumbles from me!

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Toughie 349

Toughie No 349 by Messinae

Hints and Tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I’d have probably said this was a 2 ½ for difficulty, absolutely right down the middle.  Delightfully exact cluing in a similar way to Giovanni and a few to make you smile as you solve.

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DT 26233

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26233

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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This Crossword is specially themed for the General Election and mentions the three main parties and their leaders as well as a smattering of other politically oriented terms. I have highlighted, in green, the seven main clues. Expect a protest from the Scottish and Welsh Nationalists, as they are not included.

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.

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