April 2012 – Page 7 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26832

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26832

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Two puzzles from Ray T this week, and I get to review both of them (and I reviewed an Arachne Quiptic on fifteensquared)! A touch more innuendo than we have seen of late, but this is tame stuff by Ray’s normal standards. But we do get a visit from the Queen.

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Toughie 748

Toughie No 748 by Petitjean

A Good Run Out

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

I enjoyed this puzzle from Petitjean and I thought it was pitched at just the right level of difficulty, though its cricketing references may make it a bit trickier for those unfamiliar with the Summer game.
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DT 26831

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26831

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja.  Today we have the usual fine stuff from Jay but I’m not sure how to rate it for difficulty. I solved it well within 2* time, so that’s what I’ve gone for, but while writing the review I started to think that there’s some tricky stuff in here so 3* may be more realistic. Please let me know what you think!

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DT 26830

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26830

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment **

This is a pretty easy puzzle and one which, for me, seemed somewhat mechanical and lacking in sparkle. You, of course, may have thought that it was wonderful – let me know.
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DT 26829

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26829

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Another lovely day here today, although we have a cold north wind. Today we have a normal enjoyable Monday crossword from Rufus.

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