March 11, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 526 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 526 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from the sunny Calder Valley. I managed to escape from the clutches of Calderdale Hospital and am getting back to a state of normality. Looking forward to the annual Listener Crossword Dinner tomorrow night in Sheffield. Incidentally, if anyone is in the Sheffield area tomorrow afternoon, a number of your favourite setters, including Elgar will be gathering for a natter at The Sheffield Tap in the railway station, and you will be given a warm welcome if you arrive there as well. Anytime from about 12 noon. Unfortunately, I have an important FA engagement which will prevent me from joining them, although if the promised snow materialises, I will be there.

Today we have a lovely puzzle by one of our finest setters which for me is the perfect Toughie. Indeed, this was a real Toughie for me, as I struggled with several clues that normally I wouldn’t have. I suspect my biorhythms are a bit out of kilter today. Thanks to BD for a couple of nudges.

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ST 2578 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2578

A full review by Crypticsue

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

Definitely normal service resumed by Virgilius today after last week’s themed crossword. A lovely start to Sunday morning with his usual excellent mix of clever clues, including a few headscratchers that caused me and others a bit of work. Thank you once again Virgilius for a great crossword which has been as much pleasure to review as to solve.

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DT 26497 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26497

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Giovanni has delivered a very entertaining puzzle today. Let us know how you liked it in a comment.
If you want to see an answer highlight the space between the brackets under the clue.

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DT 26492 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26492

A full review by Gnomethang

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

Morning All!. This Saturday was the turn of our mystery setter and once again we have been given a good, honest puzzle with some excellent clues. Continue reading “DT 26492”