August 2, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2649

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2649

A full review by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I had time to solve this before setting out for Manchester on 22nd July, but not enough time to write the hints so many thanks to Crypticsue for helping out. The really great thing about reviewing the Sunday puzzle is that you get a chance to savour it all over again, and this one is no exception.

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DT 26934

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26934

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja.  No, it’s not Wednesday! Yesterday was Falcon’s turn  but we’ve also had a bit of a reorganisation and in future I’ll be blogging the Thursday puzzles as my regular slot.  So, it’s a big thankyou and goodbye from me to Jay and hello to RayT and the other Thursday tormentors!

I think this must be a RayT as it has a fair bit of innuendo and a couple of Queens.  Not too difficult but very enjoyable IMHO.  I’ve no doubt that there will be howls of protest from some quarters about the 2* difficulty rating but I rate as I find, so 2* it is!

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