December 22, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 689

Toughie No 689 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I found this to be of average difficulty after expecting it to be harder. I enjoyed it though I did think that some of the definitions and anagram indicators were a bit iffy.

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DT 26742

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26742

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This was unmistakably a Ray T puzzle, but certainly one of his easier creations. All the usual trademark clues are present – initial letters, hidden words, innuendo, misdirection, and so on.  Oh! and I forget to mention the Queen.

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