July 13, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 806

Toughie No 806 by Osmosis

Saved by James Bond…

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Not entirely sure exactly what Matron did to young Tilsit, but he is still not up to crossword blogging duties so I have crept out of the weekend corner once again.

Osmosis has given us one of those crosswords where you finish off  each corner in turn – in my case NE, SE, NW and finally SW – and once you have finished wrestling you are not entirely sure you enjoyed yourself.   It has grown on me a bit while sorting out the review and I even have a few favourites, highlighted in blue.

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DT 26917

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26917

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

It’s Friday the Thirteenth but there’s nothing too frightening in today’s puzzle by Giovanni. Getting the three long anagrams quickly provides a good base for the rest of the puzzle. Let us know what you thought.
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DT 26912

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26912

A full review by crypticsue

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

Not quite as straightforward as some Saturday solves and I didn’t seem to have quite as much fun this week either, which, having written this review, I put down to the preponderance of charade clues.   

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