November 2, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 660 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 660 by Micawber

A Thing of Joy

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

I may have mentioned once or twice that Micawber is my favourite Toughie setter and this is a “thing of joy” (I’ve nicked Crypticsue’s very apt description to me in an email). It’s chock full of amusing and very clever clues but, as Toughies go, it’s fairly gentle.
Let us know how you fared with it and please take the time to click on one of the stars below to register your enjoyment (personally Oi’ll Give it Foive, as Janice used to say on Thank Your Lucky Stars).

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DT 26699 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26699

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where it feels as though Spring has returned this week – I had my shorts on yesterday (not a pretty sight)!

Today we have an excellent pangram from Jay which isn’t very difficult, apart from a couple of trickies. I’ve given 4* for entertainment simply because when I realized I had filled in the last clue I had a real sense of disappointment that it was all over.

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