February 11, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 510 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 510 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

This week’s Friday challenge is by the superb setter Notabilis and today’s puzzle did not disappoint. Lots of fine clues and a little gimmick with the central answers forming well-known phrases, although not jointly clued.

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ST 2574 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2574

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This was the perfect cryptic for a busy Sunday – didn’t take too long to solve but the wordplay was very enjoyable. There was a little muttering about a ‘chestnut’ but I prefer to think of such clues as old friends and I am not sure there actually were any this time. Thanks to Virgilius once again for another Sunday morning treat.

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DT 26473 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26473

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It’s a typical Giovanni today – entertaining, with some clues to make us think. Let us know how you got on with it!
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DT 26468 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26468

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All!. It’s my turn to review the mystery setter this week under the new rotation regime for myself and Crypticsue and I must admit to rather enjoying this one without finding it too hard. I’m giving it two stars based on my solving time but a few of the clues may push it to a three star for some.

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