April 25, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 760

Toughie No 760 by Kcit

Not Much Fizz

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

I know that it would be asking too much to expect a Dada or Micawber every day but, even so, I did find this one a bit flat with a distinct shortage of ‘penny drop’ moments. What we do have are lots of reversals and container/insertion type clues. I breezed through the top half then slowed up a bit towards the bottom.
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DT 26849

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26849

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja.  Well, after last week’s walk in the park we have a pretty tricky puzzle from Jay this week. It was close to getting 4* but I clicked 13d just in time! I enjoyed the tussle!  You don’t really need to start with the downs but it will help if you have your slightly American hat on today as several of the clues have a distinctly US flavour.

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