October 18, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1069 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1069 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley! It’s Friday and as usual, the difficulty is ramped up with today’s puzzle. Notabilis is back with a nice puzzle to warm up those taking part in the Times Crossword Championships tomorrow. This seemed quite tricky, especially as the big phrases were not ones that your normally see in a puzzle (how many times have you seen Weston Super Mare or Advertisements?). As usual, lots of elegant clues and clever definitions from our setter, demonstrating why he is one of the finest around.

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DT 27312 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27312

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

We have a fairly standard puzzle from Giovanni though with a dearth of his usual religious references. I didn’t find it too tricky (though 8d may be a bit obscure if you weren’t a rugby fan some years ago). Do let us know how you got on.
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DT 27307 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27307

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All!. This had the feel of a Cephas puzzle – please forgive me if I am wrong!. It was a pretty good Saturday puzzle – not too easy with some well observed clues as far as I am concerned.

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