April 17, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 755 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 755 by Shamus

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This middle-of-the road, in terms of difficulty, Toughie was quite enjoyable. A number of the clues use bits of words, like a trio meaning the first three letters, but you get used to them.

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DT 26842 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26842

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This one is not too difficult although the omission of clue 28a in the newspaper version may have made it a bit trickier for back-page solvers. I didn’t enjoy it that much – the anagram count is quite high (I have ten As written on my printed sheet) and there also seemed to be a lot of clues where you had to insert or delete single characters. Let us know how you got on.
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