October 20, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 653 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 653 by Elkamere

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

I was pleased to get an Elkamere today and it turned out to be a proper Toughie which was most enjoyable and most challenging. I filled the left-hand side in without too much difficulty but it took me a long time to get a decent toehold in the right-hand side.

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DT 26688 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26688

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Not one of my favourite puzzles. In my opinion, answers like 30a don’t really belong on the back page.

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