September 1, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 416

Toughie No 416 by Firefly

Just a Thong at Twilight

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

There’s a theme to today’s puzzle by Firefly and the sooner you get 10a the sooner it becomes apparent. All, except one, references to 10 in the other clues are to variations on the meaning of 10a. I really enjoyed solving it, and even if I hadn’t enjoyed it quite so much, I’d still have given it 4* for entertainment just for the joy of 1a. In terms of difficulty I don’t think that it’s quite as hard as yesterday’s, but I still found it a tough challenge and at one stage I had three-quarters of the grid filled in with the bottom right-hand quadrant still totally blank.
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DT 26334

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26334

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Standard Telegraph crossword, yet again, from Jay.

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