March 10, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 525

Toughie No 525 by Excalibur

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

BD apologised when he sent me this Excalibur puzzle to blog but, in fact, I didn’t find it too bad. I didn’t care for some of the definitions used and I could nitpick and find fault with several of the clues. But overall I thought it was fair enough

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DT 26496

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26496

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

Suspecting that today would be Ray T’s turn I tackled the Quick crossword first. To my surprise there were three words rather than one in the clue for 22 down – is this a rare aberration or has someone tinkered with the puzzle before publication? This puzzle certainly is typical of Ray and I’m sure he will be along later to confirm.

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