December 9, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 682

Toughie No 682 by Notabilis

Cordon Bleu!

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

A week of mixed fortunes in Toughieland ends with this superb puzzle from Notabilis.

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ST 2617

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2617

A full review by Crypticsue

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

A different Virgilius this week –  not a single hidden word clue, some very long anagrams and the whole thing tougher than usual but as entertaining as ever.  Continue reading “ST 2617”

DT 26731

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26731

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Straightforward and enjoyable (and possibly a relief for some after yesterday’s tougher puzzle) – what more can I say? A comment from you would be very welcome.
If you want to see an answer just highlight the space between the brackets under the clue.

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DT 26726

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26726

A full review by Crypticsue

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Just doing Gnomey a last minute favour as he was kept on site until very late  on Thursday evening and hadn’t even started this blog.   Lucky for him, and you, I can type fast.    I found this Saturday Mysteron puzzle quite tricky on the day, but having just had to solve it again to sort out the hints for the blog, can see that it wasn’t just me being tired, it was a tricky one. Continue reading “DT 26726”