December 22, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 480 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 480 by Giovanni

Looking On The Bright Side

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a very cold, white Devon, where it looks as though the snow has decided to stick around until next year, but never mind – we’ve got past the shortest day and it can only get better from now on, can’t it?
We have a middle-of-the-road Toughie from Giovanni today, neither too easy nor too difficult (though I had to consult Chambers quite a lot). Let us know how you fared in a comment, and please take the time to click on one of the stars below to register how much you liked it.

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DT 26430 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26430

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I enjoyed this puzzle (from Jay?) in spite of missing the obvious hidden word at 1a until the very end!

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