May 10, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26236

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26236

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

I thought this crossword was a bit harder than we have had for the last couple of Monday’s, but that maybe because I stared at 1a for longer than I should have done before the penny dropped. All in all a very enjoyable crossword, although 8d seems like a clue you might see in the Quick crossword rather than the Cryptic.

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Ken Barlow does the Toughie!

Ken Barlow does the Toughie!

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And what a mess he makes of it.  Many thanks to Jen at the Crossword Centre for pointing it out and to Colin Blackburn for solving the “mystery”.

A week ago, Coronation Street started with Ken Barlow attempting to complete a crossword.  It turned out to be Toughie 309 by MynoT (who put in an appearance at the White Horse last Saturday) and using freeze frame on the ITV player it was revealed that he was cheating by filling in random words!

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