April 24, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 759

Toughie No 759 by Dada

Yellow-bellied and dilapidated!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

To date Dada’s Toughies have appeared on Thursday, Wednesday and Tuesday in that order. Today completes the second cycle, and what a wonderful puzzle this is. I’m yet to be convinced about 14 across, but there is much to enjoy among the rest of the clues, with the blue highlighter being liberally used.

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DT 26848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26848

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Nothing too difficult today (although there is a pretty obscure American composer, you should be able to get his name from the wordplay and checking letters). We do, however, have a bonus in the form of a Nina with a couple of Quickie-style puns and that earns the puzzle an extra enjoyment star from me – if you haven’t found them look at the bottom of the review.
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