August 8, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 820

Toughie No 820 by Excalibur

Hints and Tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Finding out that the Toughie you have to blog is by Excalibur doesn’t generally provoke whoops of joy, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I think that in terms of difficulty it’s just about the right level for a midweek Toughie, it has no obscure words and it has a number of entertaining clues.
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DT 26939

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26939

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

In case you are confused, I have swapped days with Pommers. Just to further confuse you, Pommers has swapped with Gazza for this week only, so it will be Gazza tomorrow. If you’re still with me, this is a fairly gentle puzzle from Jay, who consistently hits the bull’s-eye with regard to the standard expected of a back-page puzzle, even though it is probably not on the back page today!

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