December 14, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 475

Toughie No 475 by Busman

What a 17d!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Today’s Busman puzzle was initially ScrewedUp online, which was the final straw for me.

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DT 26423

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26423

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Several of the clues (e.g. 14d, 17d, 22d) today seemed familiar, so much so that at one stage I wondered whether I’d done the whole puzzle before. I’d never heard of 9a, but by the time I’d got the checking letters it was fairly obvious. So, not very taxing and pretty straightforward – let us know in a comment whether you agree or not!
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