July 12, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1013

Toughie No 1013 by Osmosis

Another Sleepy Day in Gotham City

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

A Boy Wonder writes:-

Greetings from the Batcave! Zonk! Crash!! Pow!!! Holy Wobblybits! Something is wrong today, Batman. Normally I find today’s setter hangs out with the other nefarious villains like Evil Elgar The Enigmatist and Malevolent Myops, the Caledonian Crusher, but he’s come over all fluffy, Maybe he’s lulling us into a false sense of security, Batman!

A Caped Crusader writes:-

All had been quiet in Gotham City for the last nine months, suddenly an urgent call came from Commissioner Dave.  Bleeding Gums Tilsit was unable to review today’s Toughie.  Alfred rushed down to the Batcave and readied the Batmobile, and the Boy Wonder and I arrived just in time to rescue the day.

Continue reading “Toughie 1013”

DT 27228

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27228

Hints and tips by Gazza

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

I was held up in the NE corner so I’ve given this one above average marks for difficulty, but as usual with Giovanni the clues are all very fair and the whole thing is enjoyable. Let us know how you fared.
Continue reading “DT 27228”

DT 27223

  Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27223

A full review by crypticsue

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

The presence of no fewer than six anagrams did make me check that this was indeed the Mysteron’s week to provide our Saturday morning entertainment.   There also seemed to be several  of those ‘take a single-letter abbreviation and follow it with a couple more’ type of clues.   Didn’t take long to solve and I decided to be kind to the Gnome and not mention the significance of that river* today …. :oops:   :D

Continue reading “DT 27223”