April 20, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 548

Toughie No 548 by Shamus

What a Difference a Day Makes

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

By common consent the back-page crossword by Shamus yesterday was a gentle but entertaining puzzle, ideal for newcomers. Today he’s shown his range and given us a proper Toughie which I enjoyed (and it’s a pangram). Let us know what you thought of it in a comment.
After yesterday’s Toughie, when there was obviously some “block voting” going on which made the whole exercise farcical, I’ll understand if you feel it’s a waste of time casting an individual vote to indicate how much you enjoyed the puzzle. However, if you’d like to, please click on one of the stars below.

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DT 26531

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26531

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Buenas Dias from a gloriously sunny Cheshire, I seem to have brought the Spanish weather with me!

Maybe it’s just me having an off day, after spending 7 hours driving here from the far end of Cornwall yesterday afternoon, but I’m not at all sure that this is a Jay puzzle. I certainly found it a lot trickier than recent Wednesdays and it doesn’t seem to me to have the usual flair we’ve come to expect from Jay. I’ll be interested to see what you guys think of it.

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