February 2, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 504

Toughie No 504 by Firefly

Groundhog Day

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

Today is groundhog day and it felt like it when I was solving this puzzle, again and again coming across clues where you have to remove one or more letters from the fodder before you can work out an anagram. Writing the review did make me appreciate it more (and there are some very good clues) but I still think that there are too many of these convoluted anagrams.
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DT 26465

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26465

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I had the great pleasure to meet Jay last Saturday. I hope he will let us all out of our agony and tell us whether he finally managed to catch a train home after narrowly missing the first one! By the way there are a couple of pictures of our Wednesday Wizard on the blog’s facebook page (see link in the side panel).

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