January 30, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 919 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 919 by Giovanni

Time for a do-si-do??

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A medium level toughie from Giovanni today, with a couple of nice surface readings, and at least one clue  where  explaining the wordplay took longer than the solving process.

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DT 27088 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27088

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Started off quite smoothly but then slowed down very fast with 4 answers to go.  Almost had to get help for the last of the last, but the answer suddenly occurred to me, and later on, the explanation.  Therefore at least a 3* for difficulty and another 3 for enjoyment.  Thanks to setter, and if it is Jay, it’s slightly more difficult than his usual.

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