May 31, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26254

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26254

Hints and tips by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

[In case you missed Crypticsue’s first appearance last Thursday, she has joined the team as our first lady blogger.  Other commitments mean that she will only be able to contribute occasionally, and Libellule has stepped aside today to allow her to take advantage of the Spring Bank Holiday.  She will be back on Thursday with a review of last Saturday’s puzzle and is then off on holiday (lucky her!)]

Ten days ago, I was just Sue, a long time fan of the DT cryptic (40 years which apparently equates to over 10,000 puzzles, even allowing for time off for good behaviour), when following an email approach by Big Dave to confirm whether his detective work was right and I would be too busy to be a reviewer (he was), I couldn’t resist a challenge and am now Crypticsue, the first lady reviewer on his blog, here with my comments on today’s puzzle. Despite my long experience, I was quite nervous this morning but needn’t have worried, Rufus has given us all, novice reviewer, experienced and non-experienced puzzle solvers alike, a very nice Bank Holiday puzzle, with a good mix of clues, some straightforward and some needing a little deliberation.

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