November 4, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 662 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 662 by Myops

Taken to the cleaners

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

I felt as if I’d been mugged when I finished this extra-Toughie from Myops. I wasn’t helped by the Telegraph Puzzles site giving the setter as MynoT – I spent a while looking for a D in every answer! The puzzle certainly grew on me as I worked on the review. There are still one or two that I’m not completely sure about.

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ST 2612 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2612

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I got the impression form comments on the day that people found this quite tricky. I also struggled in place but as gazza pointed out “I think it’s a mark of a great puzzle if you struggle to get some answers but, when you’ve finished, you can’t understand why it took you so long because the answers are so obvious.”. Specifically here I think that the excellent surface readings diverted people nicely away from the real meanings

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DT 26701 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26701

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a very damp and gloomy Devon. We have a pleasant puzzle from Giovanni to unravel this morning, including a couple of unseasonal cricket clues. What was your take on it?
To reveal one of the hidden answers just highlight the space between the brackets under the troublesome clue.

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DT 26696 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26696

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating –Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I commented on Saturday that this would have been the perfect puzzle for Goldilocks  as it was a ‘just right’ mixture of cryptic clues, anagrams, charades and ‘what??!!’ to suit every level of solver.   Thanks once again to the Saturday Mysteron.

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