November 13, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 875

Toughie No 875 by Messinae

The Countdown starts here!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The usual relatively gentle start to the Toughie week with a puzzle that I, and I suspect many others, found to be easier than the one on the back page. Overseas solvers may be mystified by the references to UK TV shows, especially 6 across.

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DT 27022

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27022

Hints and tips by gnomethang

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

Morning All! When gazza heard I was at a loose end this morning he offered me the blog-seat so you have me. I solved this at 1 this morning after a late shift and thought it was in the **** territory for difficulty. Having reviewed it this morning and spoken to Crypticsue there isn’t much to change my mind.

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