April 8, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 542 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 542 by Notabilis

Wot no Nina?

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

Tilsit is unwell, so I have put this review together quickly.  The usual class puzzle from Notabilis with a number of those penny-drop moments.

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ST 2582 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2582

A full review by Crypticsue

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Unusually for me, this Sunday puzzle took a long time to finish, and others have subsequently confirmed my view that this was at the hard end of the Virgilius spectrum. I did have particular trouble with 9a and the very sneaky clue of the day that was 21a. Thank you Virgilius for a proper brain workout of a cryptic, my view of which improved as I prepared this review.

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DT 26516 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26516

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

We had a reasonably tricky puzzle this week from our mystery setter with a couple of very good clues, particularly 20 Down. Reviewing this I was struck by the number of charades (word sums) in the puzzle – does anyone else think it was excessive? Continue reading “DT 26516”