January 22, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 914 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 914 by Dada

By Jove!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Dada never fails to entertain, but many of us wish that his Toughies were more like those of Paul, his Guardian alter-ego. Toughies aren’t meant to be easy.

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DT 27081 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27081

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a cold, frosty and snow-covered South Staffs, where the early morning sun and blue sky suggest that today at least I may be spared snow clearance duties.

I found the top half of today’s puzzle trickier than the bottom, and it took some time for the answer to 1a to emerge,  hence my *** rating.

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