March 1, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 937

Toughie 937 by Elgar

Exactly what it says on the label!

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

To review an Elgar Toughie you need to be 100% fit and have all your cryptic grey matter in fine fettle. At the moment, Fred and Ginger combined just about fit this description so have collaborated once again in order to sort out this excellent Toughie.

The BD rating reflects our view that there was a nice range of clues from the fluffy to the positively impaling! Ginger ground to a halt with five clues needing cogitation; luckily Fred was on hand to help with two of them and some of the other wordplay that was a mystery to her.

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DT 27114

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27114

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

When I printed off this puzzle the first thing that hit my eye was ‘look you!’ in 2d and I thought that we might have a themed puzzle based on today’s anniversary. Alas, it was not to be – instead Giovanni has given us a fairly gentle, but entertaining, challenge. Let us know how you got on.
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DT 27109

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27109

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Morning All!. The rating for difficulty indicates my befuddled state come Saturday morning. The main problem I had was tthat many of the clues seemed a bit samey for me.  It may well be that I do a bad thing by solving across and then down in the same way that I ‘Blog. In any case let us know what you thought.

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