June 9, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 368

Toughie No 368 by Shamus

Peripheral Greetings

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

As well as producing a fine Toughie today, Shamus has incorporated in a Nina (hidden message) a greeting to BD and the rest of us. So, of course, that earns it five stars for enjoyment (I just hope that 1d, 2d isn’t meant to be a second hidden message!). If you haven’t found the Nina yet there’s an explanation of how to find it at the bottom of the review.
Let us know in a comment what you think of the puzzle, and whether you found the Nina!

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CluedUp maintenance

CluedUp will be having maintenance

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From 10pm on Wednesday 9th June CluedUp will be unavailable while maintenance is carried out. We recommend that you don’t use the site from this time. We apologise for the interruption and expect to be back on the puzzles beat the following morning.

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DT 26262

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26262

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

A plethora of double definition clues today – some, but no means all, are part-cryptic. Along with anagrams, double definitions are often a very good way of getting started on a puzzle.

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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