August 9, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Sloggers & Betters (Sheffield 2013) – Updated

Sloggers & Betters (Sheffield)

Saturday 26th October 2013

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Toughie 1029

Toughie No 1029 by Notabilis

Old English Heritage

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

A proper Toughie from one of the masters of the genre. One or two of this week’s Toughie setters could well look at this puzzle and learn how it ought to be done.

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DT 27252

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27252

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

It’s another sunny day in North Devon – what a pleasant Summer we’re having (although it was a bit depressing yesterday to get a batch of charity Christmas Cards through my letter box).
Today’s Giovanni is pretty much at the easier end of his range – that’s my opinion but feel free to disagree and, in any case, do let us know how you got on with it.
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DT 27247

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27247

A full review by crypticsue

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

I found it really difficult to get going on this one which I thought was the trickiest Saturday puzzle for a while.  Typing the review hasn’t made me change my original assessment of  the enjoyment factor.

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