June 30, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 380

Toughie No 380 by Osmosis

Not so Glum

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

This is my second Osmosis puzzle this month and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. There’s less of the very complicated wordplay that we’ve had from Osmosis in the past (in particular, not as many reversals), but there are some delightfully quirky clues. There are also lots of references to people and places, but I think that they’re all reasonably well-known, except possibly for the footballer who may not be known to younger solvers.
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DT 26280

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26280

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

We have one of Jay’s easier offerings today. At one point I thought I might enter all the answers in clue order, but that came unstuck on the bottom half where I needed a few checking letters to get some of the longer answers.

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