September 18, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 843 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 843 by Kcit

A touch of the classics!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This came close to being a single star for difficulty, but I was held up by a couple of clues in the bottom half of the puzzle

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DT 26974 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26974

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Although I could be wrong, I suspect that today’s setter is Petitjean (there are a few trademark clues dealing with food and music). If I’m right then I’m slightly disappointed because he’s usually one of my favourite back-page setters, but I thought that this one was pretty mechanical with not a lot of sparkle.
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