March 29, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 535 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 535 by Warbler

Have a drink on me!

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

I noticed while solving this puzzle that the answers included a number of alcoholic drinks, but failed, until it was pointed out, to notice that they were all around the periphery of the puzzle, hence the clue for 4 down.

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DT 26512 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26512

Hints and tips by Gazza

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Libellule is once more enmeshed in work problems so you’ve got me again today. I suspect (though as usual on Tuesdays I’m not sure) that this is a Shamus puzzle [ Shamus has let us know that it is not one of his – see comment #1 – so it’s down to the Mysteron ] which looked as though it was going to be a pangram (specially after I’d got 13a and 20a) but just missed out. It does have a large number of anagrams (I always think that there are too many if I have to take my socks off to count them!) and the grid is very “cornery”. Let us know what you thought in a comment.

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