April 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 970

Toughie No 970 by Petitjean

Handle with care

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

A tougher than usual puzzle for the start of the Toughie week.

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DT 27165

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27165

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where it’s a bright sunny morning, though if the last few days are any guide, it will cloud up later.

A gentle puzzle today which I rattled through in * time. I counted 11 answers which are anagrams or part anagrams, which is quite a lot in 32 clues.

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DT 27164

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27164

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

A pleasant Monday morning solve from the maestro. 12a was the last one in, and took nearly as long to fathom as the rest of the crossword. Why? I have no idea.

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DT 27163 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27163 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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DT 27162

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27162

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s a problem with the grid on the Telegraph Puzzles site today – the central line (holding 14a) doesn’t appear properly (and, if you use the print facility, you will see the actual answer to 14a). I understand that it’s all fine in the paper.
I thought that Giovanni was in ‘easy’ mode again today – what did you think?
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DT 27157

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27157

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A typical Cephas crossword  to get Saturday morning started.   Lots of his usual anagrams but this time with the addition of a few double definitions along the way.

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