July 9, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Phil & Cathryn

Many congratulations on your forthcoming nuptials

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Wedding Bells

As many of you will know, Phil Ashling (Flashling on fifteensquared) is getting married this coming Thursday (11th July) to Cathryn Wallace.

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Toughie 1010

Toughie No 1010 by Busman

Don’t know much about history

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

A couple of lazy anagram indicators (not and from), an obscure, for me, reference to ancient French literature and a technical flaw in 8 down, together with a grid which almost splits this into two separate puzzles, rather spoiled this otherwise enjoyable puzzle.

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DT 27225

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27225

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a bright sunny South Staffs, with another hot day in prospect.

I started slowly on this one, but then things fell into place and I finished in ** time.

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