April 17, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 963 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 963 by Excalibur

Can I Do You Now, Sir?

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Excalibur has a unique, quirky style which tends to polarise opinions. I can’t pretend that she’s one of my favourite setters but I do think that her puzzles have improved since the early Toughies and this is a fairly typical example with quite a lot of cryptic definitions. I didn’t find it particularly difficult – how about you?
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DT 27154 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27154

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty **+*/2Enjoyment ***

This was a little hard to get into, and the last couple held me up.  Otherwise staightforward.  A 2-2.5*/3* for difficulty/enjoyment.  Thanks to Jay.

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