July 5, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 801 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 801 by Warbler

Wot no biscuits?!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Bufo is having a holiday today, so Gazza has helped out by doing the back-page puzzle and I’ve got this delightfully themed one from Warbler. It helps if you solve 10 across quickly.

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DT 26910 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26910

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

We’ve had a game of musical chairs this morning and when the music stopped I found that I’d won the first prize – the chance to blog what is unmistakably a Ray T production. It’s slightly easier than normal (at least that’s what I found – I’m sure we’ll get the usual healthy divergence of opinion) but it’s got his usual quota of amusing clues and innuendoes.
We’d value a comment from you about your experience of doing the puzzle and what you liked and/or disliked about it.

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ST 2645 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2645

A full review by crypticsue

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

I don’t know about you but solving a great crossword first thing in the morning usually  leaves me in a really good mood for the rest of the day.   This superb Virgilius puzzle had that affect on me on Sunday 24th June.   A nice mix of straightforward clues and ‘thinkers’ and lots of favourites, which I have highlighted in blue.

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