August 14, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 823

Toughie No 823 by Petitjean

Olympic Games!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

My surprise at finding Petitjean in the Tuesday slot disappeared when I realised that this was one of his easier puzzles. I didn’t need my “slightly-mad” hat today. There is an Olympic feel to a couple of the clues.

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DT 26944

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26944

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja, where it is ridiculously hot and sticky tonight (ask Prolixic if you don’t believe me!). Forecast 37C and 74% humidity for later today – Agosto en Espana, yuk!  Anyway, we’ve got a bit of musical chairs again this week!  Big Dave yesterday instead of Libellule and now me today.  Pommette’s in the UK again (she’s now on first-name terms with the Ryanair cabin crew that are based in Alicante) and so, having no job list to do and therefore being at a bit of a loose end,  I’m giving Gazza a well-deserved day off.  Not sure who’s doing the rest of the week but I’ll be back again for the back pager on Thursday, which will be my regular slot in the future.
Don’t know who the setter is today but I really liked this puzzle, not too difficult but enough to make you think a bit – perfect for a Tuesday (at least I think it’s Tuesday)!
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