March 29, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 953

Toughie No 953 by Notabilis

The Master at work!

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

Notabilis is one of a handful of Toughie setters who consistently produce five-star puzzles.

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DT 27138

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27138

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Although I must have blogged hundreds of Giovanni’s puzzles by now I wouldn’t have associated this one with him if I hadn’t known that he always provides the Friday back-pager. In spite of the date there are no trademark religious references and no classical allusions. I thought that it was pretty straightforward – how did you get on?
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DT 27133

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27133

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Gnomey’s stuck in a  dark basement again (the lives these young men lead!) and his very last minute  emailed plea for help gives me the chance to review this Cephas puzzle –  Cephas  is definitely increasing the difficulty level these days which adds to the enjoyment factor too.

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