June 13, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 996

Toughie No 996 by Beam

Mr Editor, you are spoiling us!

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

It’s a double Beamer today! We can’t remember a previous day when we had two five-star puzzles.

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DT 27203

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27203

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

One of Ray T’s best puzzles – and it’s easy to get into if you look carefully for entry points like the hidden words and anagrams. The clue which took me the longest to explain, and my favourite, is 15 across.

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