September 9, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 630

Toughie No 630 by Myops

Have you heard the one about the singing dog?

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

Tilsit is unavailable today, so I’m filling in.  Once again he has missed reviewing a superb puzzle.  Myops is a retired Classics master (at a school in Glasgow) and his background shows through into his puzzles.

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ST 2604

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2604

A full review by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja! No, you’re not cracking up – it’s not Wednesday! I’m just standing in for gnomethang as he’s a bit short of time this week.
This is wonderful stuff from Virgilius as usual and with an added bonus, which everyone (including me) seems to have missed last Sunday, there’s a link connecting 4 of the down clues!
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DT 26653

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26653

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

We have a fairly standard puzzle from Giovanni today with several fairly easy clues to get you started, then a few to make you think a little bit more. Let us know how you got on.
If you want to see an answer just highlight the space between the brackets under the troublesome clue.

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DT 26648

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26648

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This week’s Saturday puzzle split the camp between those like me who found it easy solving and others who struggled to get sort out the wordplay and find the solutions.  Thank you to the Saturday Mysteron – the clue I liked the best was 7d.


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