October 16, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1067

Toughie No 1067 by Kcit

One for the anoraks

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

Thanks to Gazza for covering for me yesterday while I had an outpatient’s appointment. I’m pleased to be able to say that the minor swelling of the eyelid that I picked up a few months ago is now fully resolved. Two stars for solving time, bumped up to three when resolution of the wordplay is included.

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DT 27310

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27310

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty *+*/2Enjoyment ***

A somewhat straightforward puzzle – the initial run-through gave most of the across answers. A 1.5* for difficulty – I would have rated it slightly less, if not for the SW corner which give me a little pause. A solid 3* for enjoyment – especially for 25 and 9 across. Thanks Jay.

(P.S.  Apologies for any inconvenience due to the later time of posting, as I had to interrupt my drafting for a lunch appointment.)

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