February 25, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 518

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

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

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.
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DT 26480

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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