June 8, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 786

Toughie No 786 by Osmosis

Hints and Tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley.  Our glorious leader is having serious computer problems, so it’s a very brief set of notes today about the clues.  A nice puzzle from Osmosis, very much in his normal style.  Some really nice clues that bring a smile to the face.   Although I managed to solve most of the clues, I did have trouble working out how the indications worked, as I’d worked out the answer from the definition alone.  Some of the clues were unnecessarily complicated, to my mind.

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DT 26887

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26887

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Good morning from a storm-racked Devon. This is my first blog this month and I’m returning to duty with a Giovanni puzzle which has a mixture of pretty easy clues with a few trickier ones thrown in. Let me know how you got on and how you liked it.
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