December 29, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 693

Toughie No 693 by MynoT

What an Effin’ Toughie!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

The first thing I did with this Mynot puzzle was to determine which letter he has reached in his journey through the alphabet. Once that was established it was a fairly easy solve which I might well have given ** for difficulty had I not stalled on the last couple of clues.

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ST 2619

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2619

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All!. We had a very nice festive puzzle from Virgilius which was one of the first to get us into the Christmas mood. I don’t think that there was anything too tricky on the day but would be interested in any elucidation on 1a, and if there is any more in the clue than myself and BD can see.

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DT 26738

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26738

A Full Review by Crypticsue

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

The Mysteron puzzle  on  Saturday the 17th  certainly divided opinions on the day.    We seemed to be evenly split between the ‘that was easy’ brigade and those like me who seriously felt that their cryptic brain cells had gone into pre-Christmas meltdown.   The difficulty rating above reflects the views of both ‘camps’.  One thing we did all seem to agree on was that it was very enjoyable.

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