November 2011 – Page 2 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2615

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2615

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Afternoon All! I really enjoyed solving this puzzle on Sunday, containing as it does a couple of terrific hidden words and a great &Lit. No hidden themes but with puzzles of this quality you don’t always need them. I have given it two stars for difficulty although a few of you struggled a bit. I suspect, though, that you are all improving in this regard!

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DT 26719

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26719

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I eventually (on my twenty-seventh attempt) managed to get into the on-line site this morning and printed out the puzzle, but the effort of doing that obviously tired it out so it sulked for the next hour.
I thought that this was a pretty entertaining puzzle with a number of smiles. Let us know how you found it.
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DT 26714

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26714

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating –Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

The Saturday Mysteron’s turn to entertain us this week and he didn’t disappoint.   A very entertaining mix of clues, complete with a nice example of relevant  back page product placement for those of us who still solve using the newspaper version.  Favourites are, as usual, marked in blue.

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Toughie 673

Toughie No 673 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I was surprised in the middle of the morning to receive an email from BD about today’s puzzle. It hadn’t occurred to me that it was Thursday today and hence my Toughie day. However I soon got my brain into gear and found the puzzle to be yet another non-too-taxing Thursday offering. My only problem was with 22 across but this was caused by my carelessly writing in –ANT at the end of 3 down instead of –ICE.

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DT 26718

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26718

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment *

The disappointment I felt when opening the Quick crossword and finding out that Ray T was not today’s setter was confirmed when I tackled this puzzle.

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Toughie 672

Toughie No 672 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Obviously my ongoing programme of sacrificing goats is working because once again Wednesday has served up a superb puzzle by the great Micawber. It took me some time to get going but I later speeded up and was, as usual, disappointed when it was all over because I was enjoying it so much.
Please let us know how you got on and take the time to click on one of the stars below to record your enjoyment factor.

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DT 26717

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26717

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hello from the Vega Baja where it is raining cats and dogs with some spectacular thunder and lightning and my garage roof has started leaking again!

I think this one is a little trickier than recent Wednesdays so I’ve gone for 3* difficulty. I’m sure that some of you will disagree but I think you will agree it’s quite a fun puzzle.
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DT 26716

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26716

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

We have a pretty straightforward puzzle with nothing too exciting today. Let us know what you made of it.
If you want to see an answer just highlight the space between the brackets under the troublesome clue.

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