Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Toughie 580

Toughie No 580 by Giovanni

Hey Donny, Donny

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Giovanni’s Toughies are not normally that much harder than his back-page puzzles and that applies today. This is pretty much on a par with his Cryptic last Friday, largely because even if you don’t know a word (as I didn’t 22d) the wordplay will normally lead you unerringly to it. It does have some very clever and enjoyable clues.

DT 26579

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26579

Hints and tips by Pommers

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

Hola From the Vega Baja on a beautiful morning. Just right for solving outside in the courtyard before it gets too hot. As usual an excellent Wednesday puzzle. I toyed with giving it 4* for difficulty as there are a couple of obscure words but they’re both fairly clued so 3 it is! Be interested to hear your views.