March 16, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 528 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 528 by Osmosis

See You Jimmy

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

In spite of a problem with CluedUp which wiped all my answers out when I’d nearly completed the puzzle, I really enjoyed this one. Osmosis seems to have changed his style a bit over his last couple of puzzles and now we’re getting less of the extremely complicated wordplay and some clues which are more cryptic. The result is a very entertaining puzzle with some “laugh out loud” moments. It’s also a pangram.
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DT 26501 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26501

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The usual Wednesday Wizardry from Jay. I found it a quicker solve than last week’s as there aren’t any 13 letter anagrams and the ones that are here dropped out neatly this morning. So 2* for difficulty but 4* for enjoyment. I toyed with the idea of giving 5* but next week’s may be even better and then what would I do? I don’t think there’s a poor clue in this puzzle but my favourites are highlighted in blue.

As has been said before, some of these clues are much harder to write hints for than to solve!

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