September 20, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 845 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 845 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

After a slow start I made steady progress until I was left with one to do. That was 6 down and I had difficulty with it because I had convinced myself that since the answer was plural it must end in S. I enjoyed the puzzle and thought it was as good an Excalibur puzzle as I have ever blogged.

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DT 26976 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26976

Hints and tips by pommers

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

 Hola from the Vega Baja.  I thought this one was at the tricky end of 3* but I did enjoy it a lot.  There are some nice bits of  misdirection and some clever clues.  I’ll be interested to hear your opinions.

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ST 2656 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2656

A full review by crypticsue

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

Near perfection once again.   So much so that I arm wrestled Big Dave, who was supposed to be blogging this one in return for my doing that Sunday’s hints, in order to be able to  review it and enjoy it all over again.  Definitions  Favourites

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