December 14, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 684 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 684 by Beam

Ooh Missus!

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

All of Beam’s trademarks are here – single-word answers, short and pithy clues, mention of Queen and lots of tongue-in-cheek double-entendres. It’s all thoroughly enjoyable. It took me longer than it should have because I initially wrote in the wrong answer for 7d.
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DT 26735 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26735

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where we are having a run of unseasonably mild weather – it may be shaping up to be a green Christmas. Today Jay delivers his typical offering of solid, well constructed clues. I gave it two stars for difficulty as I completed it with minimal outside assistance (despite there being a couple of new British terms for me).

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