Daily Archives: February 9, 2012

Toughie 717

Toughie No 717 by Beam

Not one for the anagram lovers

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

After a slow start I made steady progress without ever stalling. I found the difficulty level to be slightly above average. I think the difficulty was enhanced by Beam’s policy of not including multi-word answers and by the complete absence of anagrams.

DT 26784

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26784

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment *

If you want your weekly fix of Ray T then don’t look here, go and do the Toughie instead! The musical and sporting references suggest the possible setter, but for me this gimmick has worn very thin and I didn’t enjoy this puzzle at all.