May 24, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 777

Toughie No 777 by Notabilis

The Magnificent Seven!

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

In Toughie 777 Notabilis gives us a puzzle in which all of the across answers are related to the number seven – did you get them all? I make it 16 answers covering 13 sets of seven, with another sprinkled in one of the clues for good measure. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe what is, for me, by far and away the best Toughie of the year.

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DT 26874

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26874

Hints and tips by Digby

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

A glance at the Quickie, and the regal reference in 3d, confirms that we have a Ray T to tackle today. Maybe I was expecting a bit more by way of penny-drop and tee-hee moments, but I found it more workmanlike and stolid that some of Ray T’s recent offerings. Continue reading “DT 26874”

ST 2639

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2639

A full review by Gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All!. This is the review for the ST 2639 from the 13th May. One thing about putting the entry closing date back is that you forget how you felt about the puzzle on the day. I had a fun time refreshing my memory on this excellent puzzle.

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