June 22, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 584

Toughie No 584 by Firefly

Stone the Crows

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

Like others I’ve had a frustrating morning with the on-line site. Luckily I managed to print out the puzzle, but my attempts to submit the answers were met with the infuriating clock whizzing round and a multitude of “Error 0 Occurred” responses before the thing died completely. Since I wasn’t prepared to type all the answers in again I’m not able to give a 100% guarantee that all my solutions are correct (but I’m pretty confident).
In spite of all the hassle I did enjoy this puzzle which has some lovely penny-drop moments. Let us know what you thought in a comment.

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DT 26585

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26585

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

We have been served up a very solid offering today by Jay. Personally, I found it to be a bit more difficult than his typical fare. Nevertheless, I solving it was a thoroughly enjoyable exercise – and I toyed with the idea of giving it another star in that category.

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