June 7, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 785

Toughie No 785 by MynoT

Downhill all the way?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

MynoT continues to work his way through the alphabet. At least he’s now got past halfway and so it will be downhill from now on. But, to be fair, this was a reasonable puzzle of average difficulty.

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DT 26886

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26886

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hi, it’s me once again! Well, while the cat’s away . . .  and it gives everyone else a day off!

This looks like a RayT to me and it’s a bit on the tricky side of being tricky on a day for very tricky crosswords! At least he’s put his risque head back on so quite a few laughs as the coinage eventually dropped but it’s not easy by any means. I’ll be interested to see what you think about it. I really thought it was a lot of fun though – I think BD may regret allowing me to blog this one! Don’t think I’ve ever gone to 5* for enjoyment before but I did think this was brill, and it got better as I wrote the review! I’m back in ‘middle of the night mode’ so it might not be as tricky as I thought but I’ll leave that for you to judge, I’m just going on my own solving time. I make no apologies for the 5* enjoyment though! What do they say – the best fun I’ve had with my clothes on!

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ST 2641

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2641

A full review by crypticsue

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


As Libellule put it so nicely, Sunday cryptics have become a ‘thing of beauty’, and this one which appeared on the 27th May was no exception.   This makes it very difficult for the two of us that have to review them as it is so difficult to find new and different superlatives to use.   I will just say thank you once again to Virgilius, your crosswords are the perfect way to start any Sunday.

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