September 29, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 641 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 641 by Elkamere

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

I did this puzzle in no time at all. Well, that’s according to the kitchen clock that I was using to time myself. It wasn’t until I’d finished the puzzle that I noticed that the clock had stopped and so my time was zero. Actually it felt as if it took longer than average and it certainly took me some time to get started on the southwest corner once everything else had been done. So I’ve given it 4 stars for difficulty though I suspect others will rate it as 3 stars. It was an enjoyable puzzle.

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DT 26670 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26670

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

A very enjoyable puzzle from one of this week’s mystery setters (but I have a suspicion as to who it might be!). My only grumble is that 1 across may be a bit too difficult for some.

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