October 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1076 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1076 by Messinae

Wot, no Indians?

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

We seem to be getting more than our fair share of easy Toughies this week. Will tomorrow’s more than make up for it?  Bufo should be back in this slot next week.

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ST 2714 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2714

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All!. This was quite pedestrian for Virgilius based on some recent offerings which means that it was merely extremely good!.

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Toughie 1075 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1075 by Osmosis

A Nice Cuppa Tea

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is a decent midweek Toughie (and for once I’ve noticed that it’s a pangram). I’m pleased to be able to echo BD’s comment of yesterday that there are mercifully few anagrams.
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Toughie 1074 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1074 by Petitjean

The ins and outs of crossword clues

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is one of Petitjean’s easier puzzles, which probably accounts for its appearance in the Tuesday slot. There are rather a lot of insertions and deletions of letters, but mercifully few anagrams.

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DT 27321 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27321

Hints and tips by Gazza

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There’s nothing to frighten the horses in this puzzle (unless you think differently). Let us know how you got on.
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DT 27320 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27320

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Good fun from the Maestro (as expected), hope everybody survived the storm, we got the edges of it last night with gusts up to 70 kph. Sad to hear of the death of Lou Reed, I was privileged to see the Velvet Underground live at Wembley in June 1993, the last time the original line up all played together.

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