May 17, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 773

Toughie No 773 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

My 100th blog for Big Dave features a Giovanni puzzle that was enjoyable to do though not very difficult. Even the pairs of unchecked letters in many of the down answers didn’t cause any significant problems (except perhaps for 1 down where the answer is a word that was new to me).

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DT 26868

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26868

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A pleasant but not very taxing puzzle today.

I’ve made a few changes to the site in order to try and speed up the page load time – all statistical widgets can be found on the Statistics page and other widgets have been selected to only occur on certain pages. There’s also an events widget that links to up and coming events like the Sloggers & Betters meeting in London on 30th May.

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ST 2638

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2638

A full review by Gnomethang

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

Morning All!. Just in case you are all not fully up to speed with the new postal arrangements for the closing dates of competitions at ‘Telegraph Towers’ this is the Blog of ST 2638 from Sunday 6th May. Again there is some lovely smooth surface readings here and a number of trademark Virgilius clues.

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