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.

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. Just the right mix of clue types to produce an entertaining Saturday puzzle.

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.