April 10, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 959

Toughie No 959 by Beam

Worst for Verse?

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I don’t think that there’s a vast difference in difficulty between Beam’s Toughies and the back-page puzzles of his alter ego Ray T. I thought that this one was fairly gentle but entertaining, with some really good clues (and one excellent one at 11a).
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DT 27148

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27148

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good one from Jay. A little pause before completing the NW corner, but otherwise smooth sailing. So 2-2.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment.  Thanks Jay.

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