December 25, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 100002

Toughie No 100002 by Osmosis

Signs of the Times

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

I had a bit of a struggle fitting this one in between the roast turkey and the mince pies! An early solve of 8 across is highly desirable as all of the other across clues include a “symbol of 8”.

Just after I started this review, Gnomethang made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and will be writing the hints for the down clues.

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NTSPP – 046 (Review)

Not the Saturday Prize Puzzle – 046 (Review)

A Christmas Special by Prolixic

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[Crypticsue] This time Prolixic has given us a very entertaining themed puzzle, some clues reflecting the religious significance of this time of year and others some of the more secular aspects of the seasonal celebrations. Highly recommended to all.

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DT 100002 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 100002 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Christmas Crossword Club

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Merry Christmas – I hope some of you get around to tackling this web-only puzzle.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

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