February 3, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 714

Toughie No 714 by Elgar

The Big Picture

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

Greetings from New York City, where your reporter has now learned four new words, thanks to today’s offering from Elgar.

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ST 2624

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2624

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Approaching this prize puzzle the morning  after my visit to London for the cruciverbalists’ convention/blog birthday party, I was very pleased to note that Virgilius had been kind this week (well I found him so anyway).   Another very enjoyable Sunday cryptic, my favourites being highlighted in blue.

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DT 26779

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26779

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

After yesterday’s excitement we have a more traditional offering today. The main problem I had with this one was that the grid really makes it into four separate puzzles, so that having completed one corner you have to start again with another. Give us your views in a comment.
If you want to see an answer just highlight the space between the brackets under the clue.

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DT 26774

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26774

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All!. I’m being short and sweet this week with the review as I have to prepare for my upcoming birthday (today!). A funny old puzzle today – there were about 5 clues that have been kicking around for years and a few more that really made people think. All in all I found it a good enough test for a Saturday puzzle.

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