December 28, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 483

Toughie No 483 by Warbler

Primary Qualities!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

To understand the mini-theme in today’s puzzle, 7 down and 28 across must be solved first. Overall I found the puzzle a bit disappointing, and the reversal clue at 26 across should never have seen the light of day.

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DT 26434

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26434

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

We have an entertaining but fairly gentle puzzle today from an unknown setter. Let’s hope that Mr, Mrs or Ms X unmasks himself or herself in a comment. [update – No comment so far from Mr X, but Rufus (see comment #21) has identified him as Anthony Plumb who sets crosswords in the FT under the name Flimsy].
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