November 10, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 456 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 456 by Micawber

The Return of the Master

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

I think that I’m quite lucky to review the Wednesday Toughies. This is the second Wednesday appearance in a few weeks of my favourite Toughie setter, Micawber. He’s a master of elegant, witty clues and he can make his puzzles challenging without having to resort to very obscure words. I loved it.
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DT 26394 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26394

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

If you enjoy charades, you’ll love this puzzle. At least 17 of the 28 clues involve this type of clue. I must say that it was far more enjoyable to solve than it was to create hints for. After all, there are only so many ways to describe a charade.

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