May 16, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 772

Toughie No 772 by Beam

A Short Jumper

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

We have an entertaining puzzle from Beam with a few tricky bits of wordplay. Unusually there are no anagrams at all (makes a nice change). For the second day running we have one answer which also appears on the back page – is this the “theme of the week”?
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DT 26867

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26867

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja on a delightful sunny morning.  In my opinion Jay’s on top form this morning and I really enjoyed this puzzle.  Some excellent clues but enough ‘gimmes’ to get you going. For reasons unknown I found the SW corner to be the tricky bit so I’ll be interested to see if you agree.

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