Daily Archives: August 26, 2011

Toughie 622

Toughie No 622 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Tilsit is on holiday in the Lake District today, so I am filling in for him. A very enjoyable puzzle with some clues that needed a fair bit of unravelling.

ST 2602

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2602

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

A trickier offering from Virgilius this week with great clues and enjoyment factor throughout. Lots of ‘read the clue carefully’ and hidden words all added to make this solver at least very happy at the end of the Sunday morning brain stretcher. My favourite clues are highlighted in blue, my top favourite being 26a.

DT 26641

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26641

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Giovanni is in a gentle mood today, with nothing too contentious. Let us know how you found it in a comment.
Crypticsue is having a day off, splashing through the rain in her wellies, but she has checked out the Toughie for us and tells me that it’s not as tough as many Fridays. She urges everyone to have a go at it because it has lots that made her smile.

DT 26636

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26636

A full review by Gnomethang

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

Morning All! This was a funny old puzzle – very straightforward to solve but it had a lot of very smooth and apposite surface readings and a few very good spots in terms of synonyms or cryptic definitions. I for one really enjoyed it.