August 21, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 827 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 827 by MynoT

Return of the Grockle!

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

Back in February Gazza posed the question “What Happened to Grockle, Heckle and Jekyll?” when MynoT skipped a few consonants. Well here’s the answer – the grockle was on holiday. Another yawn of a puzzle – knowing that there is a particular consonant in every answer takes most of the fun away from solving.

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DT 26950 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26950

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

These days I normally do enough of the Quick Crossword to work out the pun before I tackle the back-pager and today’s pun certainly put me in a good mood for this one. There aren’t any great difficulties here but it was enjoyable and (possibly influenced a bit by the excellent Quickie pun) I’ve given it 4* for enjoyment.
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