December 5, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Mini S&B London (13 December 2012)

Mini S&B London 13 December 2012

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A message from Andy “Linxit” Wallace, administrator of the Times for the Times website.

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Toughie 888

Toughie No 888 by Beam

Does my bum look big in this?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Beam for an entertaining puzzle with his usual portions of innuendo, a couple of which focus on large rears. I’m not particularly happy with either of the all-in-one clues where the definitions don’t seem to me to work very well – as usual your views on this and anything else are most welcome.

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DT 27041

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27041

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **+Enjoyment ***

A puzzle whose southwest corner took a little longer than the rest (or perhaps I’m rusty after being away?). Therefore a 2-2.5 * for difficulty, and a 3* for enjoyment. Thanks to setter. I (especially) liked the inventive 16 across.

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