December 27, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 691

Toughie No 691 by Shamus

A Culture Lesson

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

This makes three consecutive Tuesday Toughies that I have enjoyed!

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DT 26746

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26746

Hints and tips by Prolixic

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

Good morning all. Gazza is having a lie-in today and offered me the opportunity to blog one of the weekday puzzles. After a run of fairly gentle crosswords our setter today has given us a more meaty offering for us to get our teeth into. Fortunately, no turkey in this crossword just a lot of tricky wordplay for us to savour.

My favourite clues are shown highlighted in blue. Top of the Pops for me today was 26a.

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