September 19, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 844

Toughie No 844 by Giovanni

Hints and Tips by Gazza

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

I came across a new ‘portmanteau’ word the other day – Investigoogle – this is a verb describing a detective using the internet to do research on a crime. I had to look up several answers in Chambers today because there were a few words I didn’t know, but Giovanni is pretty good at making the wordplay relatively simple for unusual words so I don’t think that the unknown words made the puzzle overly difficult – and I did enjoy the challenge.
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DT 26975

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26975

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This was a fairly easy puzzle, 2.5* and 3* for enjoyment.  Thank you to setter.  My favourite clue is the one with the broad :-)  hint below.  Definitions are underlined in the clues.

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