May 8, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 767

Toughie No 767 by Warbler

George, Harris and Jerome (To Say Nothing of Montmorency)

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

I’m not used to getting puzzles this good on a Tuesday! This was a real tour de force from Warbler – with a number of traps for the unwary (me!) in clues like 11a, 14a and 17d, to name but three.

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DT 26860

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26860

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

Firstly thank you to Gazza who cleverly noticed that if I had chosen yesterday from one of two options for my lovely walk, then I must still have a day off today and therefore  suggested that I might like to undergo the scary experience of an on-the-day blog once again.   

Thank you to the Tuesday Mysteron for  one of those crosswords where starting with the downs would have paid dividends, but in the end was completed in a straightforward time.   I have awarded ** for difficulty because it took me a little longer to ‘see’ the wordplay of a couple of clues.  

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