May 30, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 780

Toughie No 780 by Firefly

Great Expectations

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

This is an enjoyable but fairly meaty Toughie – I struggled with the SE corner where the last few clues took me as long as the rest of the puzzle put together. The last time I blogged a Firefly Toughie I missed the fairly obvious theme – I’ve looked a bit harder at this one but can’t spot anything (famous last words). Thanks to Firefly for the entertainment.
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DT 26879

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26879

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja.  The usual excellent stuff to brighten up an already bright and sunny Wednesday morning! Maybe I’m just in a good mood today but I really enjoyed this puzzle even though it didn’t last long. As is often the case with a Jay puzzle it’s probably better to start with the downs – on first pass through I got 5 of the acrosses but then 12 of the downs and for once the two long anagrams fell quickly!

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