August 22, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 828

Toughie No 828 by Elkamere

‘ighly ‘umorous

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

We may have the reason why MynoT’s ‘G Spot’ puzzle was scheduled yesterday in this very entertaining Elkamere offering, because this one features the next letter in the alphabet. If you haven’t noticed just run your eye down the outer columns of the grid (as hinted at in 5d). At the time of posting the Telegraph on-line site is showing Elkamere as being tomorrow’s setter as well, so I wonder if that will be ‘I-spy’ day (or it could just be an error!). [Update: Elkamere has now been removed as tomorrow’s setter so it probably was an error]
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DT 26951

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26951

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 I found this reasonably easy, difficulty of 2*, thankfully, as I’ve yet another blog to do today; and enjoyment at 2.5*.  My favourites were 16a, the it’s-not-what-you-think 13a, and 13d.  Thank you to setter.

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