Daily Archives: September 2, 2010

Toughie 417

Toughie No 417 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I found this to be a toughie of above-average difficulty. There were some nice touches but I thought it was spoilt by some rather dodgy anagram indicators.

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DT 26331

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26331

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I know that giving this puzzle two stars for difficulty will not please many, but I have based this on my solving time and the fact that, apart from two clues which caused me an extra moment’s thought, I had no trouble at all with this excellent offering from Cephas.… Read More

DT 26335

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26335

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

Certainly one of the better Thursday puzzles. The wordplay for 5a threw me for a while but I smiled when I eventually got it.

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