September 17, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1050 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1050 by Kcit

Navigating through choppy waters

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

There is rather a lot of topping and tailing of words. To solve messy clues like many of these you need to find the definition, guess the answer and then try and analyse the wordplay.

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DT 27285 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27285

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from California Cross in South Devon, where the rain is persisting down from a uniformly leaden sky.

It may just be the holiday feeling, but I found this more difficult than recent Tuesday offerings, hence the *** rating, though when I’d finished I couldn’t really see where the difficulty had been.  22a was the last one in.

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