December 31, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 486

The 2010 Toughie by Micawber: No 486

Not so much a crossword puzzle, more a topical news quiz!

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

A candidate for, or possibly the, Crossword of the Year. Micawber has managed to cram a number of topical news references into this superb puzzle. The blue highlighter has been used extensively today!

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DT 26437

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26437

Hints and tips by Gnomethang

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

Morning All! Gazza has kindly agreed to vacate the chair for the day so you have the dubious pleasure of me reviewing the final back-page puzzle of the year.
It looks like we are back on track with our regular Friday setter, Giovanni, giving us a nice fun puzzle with a few clues to make you think. It’s good to see the more obscure words being clued in a slightly gentler fashion, 21d for example, is one that you can take a flier at then look up to confirm.

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