August 23, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 829

Toughie No 829 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I slogged my way through this and the only feeling I had when I’d finished was the relief. Crypticsue and I will be duetting tomorrow as Tilsit’s return from holiday has been delayed by illness.

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DT 26952

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26952

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Pommers has to do a bit of real work today so he and I have swapped and he’ll be here tomorrow. If I had to guess (and it is only a guess) I’d say that this puzzle is by Shamus. It’s not too difficult and has some amusing clues – let us know how you got on.
If you want to reveal an answer you’ll need to highlight the gap between the brackets under the relevant clue (if you have a posh mobile device then some help is available in the FAQ on how to do this).
NB For those who haven’t seen it yet, Mary has left a message in the Comments Section.

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ST 2652

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2652

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

Near perfection on a piece of paper – well it makes a change from saying the Best Puzzle of the Week!   All the Virgilius trademark clues, wrapped up in great wordplay.   I do like starting Sunday mornings with a big smile on my face.  Definitions   Top Favourites

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