November 15, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 877

Toughie No 877 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I encountered few problems filling in the answers but struggled with some of the explanations and had to resort to Googling for a couple of them.

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DT 27024

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27024

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja, where the weather has returned to normal service after about 10 days of pretty constant rain!
There’s a couple of tricky clues in this puzzle but otherwise a pretty solid 2* for me and a lot of fun, even at 0700.  It’s worth the 4* enjoyment if only for 5d!  Not sure about the setter but it might be RayT again, perhaps he’ll let us know. I can spot Jay a mile off but I’ve not blogged enough of RayT to be sure.

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ST 2664

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2664

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A slightly trickier offering from Virgilius this week, two clues causing me more trouble than the rest.   A nice mix of clues but no special favourites for me this time.

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