Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Toughie 730

Toughie No 730 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley and it’s time for some mental torture from Notabilis, and this was a ferocious battle. Like most superlative puzzles, this draws you in with a few ‘easier’ clues and then when you are engrossed, the ‘nasties’ leap you and nab you.… Read More

ST 2628

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2628

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A particularly benevolent Virgilius this week –  I edged into 3* difficulty time while justifying my answer for 24d   – but with the usual enjoyment factor.   My top favourites were `11a and 15a.Read More

DT 26803

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26803

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

There is a fair sprinkling of pretty easy clues in this one to provide a helping hand for the few which are a bit trickier. Let us know how you got on.… Read More

DT 26798

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26798

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I was a little befuddled on Saturday morning (due to Friday night) so made heavy weather of this. On reflection it was not too tricky and I appreciated a lot more of the clues in this typical Cephas puzzle whilst reviewing than I did on the day.… Read More