February 25, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 518 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 518 by Elgar

Got any small change, guv?

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

It’s that time of the month again.  Time to wrestle with Elgar and today there was a nice mixture of the laugh-out loud and the sublimely clever.  Did you spot the hidden theme?  If not, look again at 3 down!  One or two definitions that had me reaching for Mrs Bradford’s wonderful Dictionary.

Unfortunately a complicated day today means I have had to call on Big Dave to assist with the downs.

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ST 2576 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2576

A full review by Gnomethang

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

Afternoon All!. This week we had a slightly more difficult puzzle from Virgilius but as usual it had some very witty clues and the trademark hidden words and cheeky constructions. Continue reading “ST 2576”

DT 26485 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26485

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Today’s Giovanni is not the most difficult that we’ve had, and there are a few old chestnuts (but there are always new solvers coming along so they won’t be old chestnuts for everybody). Let us know what you thought of it in a comment.
If you want to see an answer drag your cursor through the space between the brackets under the clue.

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DT 26480 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26480

A Full Review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This crossword came at the end of a very strange week for the DT Cryptics with the usual order of level of difficulty being much disrupted, and the Prize Puzzle followed the trend being trickier than normal – still only 3* difficulty for me, although I appreciate others will have given it a 4* rating. Thanks to the Mysteron for setting us all the perfect challenge for a very very wet Saturday.

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