November 11, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 457 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 457 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I found this far more difficult than I’ve come to expect from Kcit. To some extent this was a consequence of the grid in which there are less checked letters than usual and a lot of first letters that are unchecked. I struggled with the last few answers and eventually had to “cheat” to get 17 down. There appears to be an error in 15 across.

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DT 26391 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26391

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Once again, Cephas provided us with a most enjoyable crossword for a fine Saturday morning – a very nice mix of clues – a couple of which caused confusion for some on the day – but I thoroughly enjoyed both the solving and the subsequent analysis for this review.

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DT 26395 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26395

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Looks like today’s puzzle is by one of our mystery setters. It was nice to see such an open grid – the Telegraph could do with having many more like this.

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