May 18, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 774

Toughie No 774 by Myops

Heavens above!

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

Tilsit is still in hospital waiting patiently for his operation so he has handed the baton to me.

It’s always a pleasure to review a Myops Toughie as you get the chance to enjoy it twice over. The blue highlighter is out in force today!

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DT 26869

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26869

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

There seemed to be a lot of clues in this puzzle where we have to chop off a leading or trailing letter and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I normally do on Fridays. Let us know your opinion.
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DT 26864

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26864

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I took what seemed like an age….but wasn’t really… to solve this one, mainly because of the SW corner, hence the 4* difficulty rating (which I wouldn’t normally expect for a Saturday prize puzzle).   I didn’t enjoy myself particularly at the time of solving, but revisiting for the review has altered my view a 10a, and that clue and the other clues that grew on me are marked in blue.


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