August 25, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 621 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 621 by Beam

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

This was a real Toughie. I struggled with it for quite some time and think it almost merits 4½ stars for difficulty. The answers are all single words and that always makes life harder for the solver. Personally I’d prefer some multiword answers but that is not Beam’s style.

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DT 26640 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26640

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

I could be wrong, but this looks like a back-page puzzle from Toughie setter Petitjean.  There are a lot of enjoyable clues, but a few that are probably too convoluted for a regular daily puzzle.

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