February 19, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 930 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 930 by Giovanni

Elementary said Sherlock

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A pretty good puzzle, especially for one selected as the Tuesday Toughie. The handful of words that were new to me were clued in such a way that they could be easily derived from the wordplay.

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DT 27105 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27105

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where it’s bright and sunny after a frosty night.  Mrs DT tells me she is going to use a nuclear-fusion-powered airflow to dry the washing today. (She’s going to peg it on the line!)

Some quite long anagrams, and one or two slightly unusual words gave me a little pause while solving this, though when I then wrote the hints I began to wonder why I had hesitated. So **/*** for difficulty for me.

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