January 1, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 902

Toughie No 902 by Firefly

Compliments of the Season

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Firefly is not often seen in the Tuesday slot, but it didn’t take long to see why he was selected for today. A fairly predictable theme with some scrappy wordplay.

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DT 27063

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27063

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Happy New Year from South Staffordshire, and welcome to the first blog of 2013.

I went to bed fairly promptly after seeing in the New Year, knowing that I had this blog to write.  As it happened, I got a remarkably early start, having been woken at 4 a.m. by flashing blue lights outside as the fire brigade and paramedics attended an incident in a nearby house.  Being somewhat short of sleep may account for the fact that I found the top half of the grid held me up for a while, hence the *** marking.

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