April 27, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 552 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 552 by Micawber

A Couple of Gags

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

I think that I’m lucky to review the Wednesday Toughies, because they’re usually pretty good and I do seem to get regular doses of Micawber. He’s given us another excellent puzzle today; I proceeded fairly steadily through it but was then held up for a bit in the SE corner. Let us know how you got on in a comment.

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DT 26537 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26537

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I presume that this one is by Jay, but I have to say that I didn’t derive as much enjoyment from it as I normally expect from his creations. It certainly seems to have a fair share of charades, together with a goodly dose of deletion-type clues – but lacks any real “Aha!” moment.

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