November 13, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1083 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1083 by Myops

The Maid was in the Garden …

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

I normally struggle with Myops and today was no exception – I was held up for some time in the SE corner. As another blogger emailed this morning ‘If this is Wednesday, what on earth are we getting on Friday?’. There are some very clever clues and there is a theme (see 16d) but I can’t find a 25a so perhaps that’s a red herring. There are a lot of anagrams (11 clues according to my counter). I enjoyed it somewhat more when blogging it than when I was solving it – so thanks to Myops.
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DT 27334 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27334

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

This otherwise very good puzzle from Jay was, for me, slightly spoilt by an excess of anagrams. Over a third of the clues used an anagram or partial anagram.

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