November 16, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 668

Toughie No 668 by Elgar

Welcome to Wednesday – Why Not Stay a While?

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

A revolution in Toughieland? Yesterday we had an Elkamere-lite and today we have an Elgar ejected from his usual Friday slot. Not that I’m complaining, you understand – Elgar is a welcome visitor to Wednesdays and can always claim asylum here. He may not be quite at his most fiendish but the puzzle is still chock full of clever and witty clues and it was a joy to solve (and a repeated joy to blog). On top of that he’s given us two Ninas (and provided clues for them) and it’s a pangram. How are the Thursday and Friday puzzles going to match this?
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DT 26711

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26711

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja.  The usual excellent Wednesday fare, not too difficult but very enjoyable. I’ve given 2* for difficulty based on my solving time but it was very close to being 3*, so I guess some of you will disagree with me.
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