August 2, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1025

Toughie No 1025 by Firefly

Whatever happened to the Common Market?

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This was to be a Batman and Robin production, but Robin was recalled at short notice for some tests in his second home.  Enjoyable, but not as tough as we have come to expect on a Friday.

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27246

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It is cloudy and thundery in East Kent this morning but  marginally less humid than yesterday which is good for sitting in the upstairs ‘office’ typing the blog of this excellent Giovanni puzzle.

Paper solvers like me will probably have noticed that there are a lot of squares to fill in the grid, and lots of words in the clues too.  The on-line print version doesn’t look half as ‘busy’.    The NE corner did hold out for longer than the other three put together, but the whole thing was a great pleasure to solve.

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