January 13, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 702

Toughie No 702 by Firefly

Leave till tomorrow?

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley! The sun is cracking the flags here in Hebden Bridge and we have a nice benign puzzle to begin the weekend from Firefly. I got off to the wrong start by thinking that 5 down was a simple anagram and this blocked me for a short while, but once I realised I had this answer wrong, the puzzle fell into place.

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ST 2621

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2621

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

If all Virgilius’s 2012  Sunday Cryptics are going to be as good as the first two, Big Dave is going to have to add another page to the Mine: “Superlatives, Bloggers for the Use Of” as I think otherwise Gnomethang and I are going to become very repetitive.  Thank you to Virgilius once again for a crossword that was easy to solve, very entertaining and a pleasure to review.   My top favourites are highlighted in blue.

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DT 26761

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26761

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

I had to use the de-icer quite extensively this morning before I could take my car to the garage for its MOT, so winter seems to have arrived. That may account for my grumpiness but, whatever the reason, I didn’t think that this was one of Giovanni’s better puzzles – there was a distinct shortage of “doh” moments. On the other hand you may have loved it, so let us know what you thought.
If you need to see an answer just drag your cursor through the space between the brackets under the clue.

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DT 26756

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26756

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Afternoon All!. This was a fairly fun puzzle that was not too hard for me (based on the solving time) but I did need some help to confirm 21d even though I kicked myself after checking the American Hero online.

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