July 19, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 809 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 809 by Shamus

It’s all Greek to me!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I breezed through this until I reached the SW corner. Up to then I was giving it barely 2* for difficulty and then 23 across and 21 down brought me to a complete standstill until I eventually dredged up the answer to 21 down. That left 23 across for which I had to resort to making up words from the wordplay until I came up with an answer that seemed reasonable even though I’d never heard of it. Despite my difficulties getting these last couple of answers I decided on 3* for difficulty on the basis that the rest of you will be more familiar with Greek cuisine than I am.

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ST 2647 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2647

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All!  This is the puzzle from Sunday 8th July. I found it reasonably straightforward but once again there were some lovely smooth surface readings.

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