March 24, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 533 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 533 by Petitjean

A Bit Meaty

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

Afternoon All!. A slight change around to the Toughie reviews. Bufo will be with you tomorrow having swapped with Tilsit who then kindly vacated the chair to let me have a go. There were some lovely clues here and some excellent surface readings as well as some ‘easy hit’ clues to get you started. Thanks to crypticsue for helping me with the wordplay in four clues. Continue reading “Toughie 533”

DT 26508 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26508

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from the Calder Valley.  Yes, I’m up in Yorkshire staying with Tilsit for a couple of days.  Tonight we are off to Manchester to the Guardian Extra presentation by new Toughie setter John Halpern, (Dada, Paul, Mudd, Punk).

Once again Thursday brings us a puzzle stamped with trademark Ray T clues.

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