November 10, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 665

Toughie No 665 by Kcit

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

You always know what you’re going to get with Kcit. Yet another fairly gentle puzzle.

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DT 26706

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26706

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

I quite enjoyed doing the crossword, but became more and more cranky about it when I was putting the blog together. In fact so much so that it was a struggle to finish it. It wasn’t that the various constructs used in the clues are particularly difficult to extract, but more because the wordplay used seems so repetitive and “bitty”. At one point I did start looking for a pangram, but it’s not.

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