April 11, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 752

Toughie No 752 by Myops

Dangers of a Water Shortage

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

I thought that this was a fairly tough tussle for a Wednesday but it was one that I enjoyed battling through, although a few of the clues do seem a bit “clunky”. There’s a theme running through the puzzle relating to a nursery rhyme dealing with the dangers involved in trying to circumvent the hosepipe ban.

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DT 26837

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26837

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Mar Menor this week.  I’m not at home today so I had to solve this online, so maybe that’s why I slipped into 3* time. In general it’s not that hard but there are a couple of tricky ones that had me scratching the head for a while. Hope you all remembered to start with the downs! Maybe it’s just me but it didn’t strike me as one of Jay’s most entertaining puzzles, or perhaps it’s because I had to do it outside on a rather chilly balcony as the dongle doesn’t work inside the apartment!

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