October 10, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1064 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1064 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Sorry about the late posting.  I emailed the report to Big Dave at 11.55 and it must still be somewhere in cyberspace because he never received it [Bufo has resent this from a different email account – sorry for the delay.  BD].  This was a very enjoyable puzzle which required a lot more thought than the average Thursday puzzle

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ST 2711 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2711

A full review by gnomethang

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

Morning All!. This, in my opinion, was an absolute tour-de-force. The surface reading in almost every single clue was magically consistent and amusing.

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DT27305 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27305

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

Hola from the Vega Baja.  Yes, it’s me again and now that I’ve reached an age when I can be officially called a “grumpy old man” I’ll have a quick grump about this puzzle. It’s possibly a “wrong envelope” job, certainly not easy, although that might just be me after a long week of birthday partying.  I don’t know who the setter is and after my record of spotting setters in the past that’s all I’m saying, apart from, if it’s RayT I’ll eat my hat!

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