March 9, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 524

Toughie No 524 by Giovanni

Polymaths Required!

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

Giovanni has given us a Toughie which covers a broad spectrum of knowledge from Greek mythology to jazz musician via a meteor shower. As always his definitions are very precise and his wordplay is exceedingly fair. I struggled with it a bit (especially 4d) but enjoyed it a lot.
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DT 26495

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26495

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Once more unto the breach dear friends! Another nice Wednesday puzzle, presumably from Jay, with the usual couple of tricky clues to make one think.

While I was solving this one I thought 2* but looking at my time I have to give it 3*. There are a couple of long anagrams which aren’t hard clues to crack but they always slow me down so perhaps the 2* is more accurate. Be interested to see what others think.

Thanks again to the Technical Director for the photos and funny video.

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