August 17, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 616 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 616 by Excalibur

Rubber Chicken’s on The Menu

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

What a difference 24 hours makes. Yesterday I had a superb cryptic puzzle to blog and today I have a Toughie which (how can I say this without offending?) lacks sparkle. You may agree or you may have found it dazzling and stimulating – in either case give us your view in a comment.

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DT 26633 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26633

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hello from the Vega Baja. Once more we have a Wednesday puzzle that’s not too difficult but with 2 or 3 clues to keep you on your toes! Possibly a bit heavy on clues involving anagrams (not my favourites as you probably know by now).  Somehow I thought this was a bit ‘flat’ for a Jay puzzle but maybe that’s just me!  As for star ratings – I’ve given 2* based on my personal solving time. If you post a comment please leave your own star rating and at about 1700BST I’ll average the lot and see what you guys think of it compared to me.
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