April 19, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 965 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 965 by Elkamere

An Order of Magnitude

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

Elkamere has given us a very enjoyable puzzle to round off the Toughie week. Many favourites in this one, but the one that gave me the biggest smile was 25 across, even though overseas solvers, and many home solvers, may find it difficult to resolve the wordplay.

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DT 27156 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27156

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This Giovanni puzzle is about as straightforward as it gets on a Friday but he has given us some cracking clues (and one that doesn’t work). Let us know how you got on.
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DT 27151 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27151

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

The office lurgy was continuing to take its toll when I sat down to solve this puzzle last  Saturday morning and it is that I am going to blame for taking three times as long as I normally take  to solve  a Prize Puzzle.    I have based  the BD rating on  other solvers’ comments on the day as I felt that would be a fairer estimation of the difficulty level than basing it on my time taken!

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