November 4, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 453

Toughie No 453 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I made very hard work of this and feel obliged to give it 5 stars for difficulty. I don’t know whether it is that difficult or whether I was just out of sorts. After being stuck for quite a time I needed a second cup of tea to get the brain functioning again and then finished it fairly comfortably.

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DT 26385

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26385

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Afternoon All! I found this thoroughly enjoyable  but not so hard. I used to struggle with Cephas until I became accustomed to his style which is odd since it is a more gentle style of setting than some. There were a few clues that caused some trouble on the day but nothing particularly contentious if you have your Crosswordland eyes open.

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DT 26389

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26389

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

A quick glance at the Quick crossword reveals that all bar one of the clues are single words, confirming that the odds are heavily on Ray T today. There will be howls of protest as this puzzle is even more difficult than usual.

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