December 5, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1096 ~ Posted on

 Toughie No 1096 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

This is Sparks’s second Toughie and the first one that I’ve attempted. I made slow but steady progress until I hit a brick wall in the shape of the last clue (27 down). I have finally come up with an answer for it but I’m not convinced by it. I have assigned the stars by considering the puzzle without 27 down. If I were to include 27 down I would add a star to the difficulty and deduct a star from the enjoyment.

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ST 2719 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2719

A full review by gnomethang

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

Morning all!. This was yet another ace Virgilius puzzle. There were a few clues that really took some teasing out (as there should be in a Prize Puzzle) but the rewards upon completion were considerable.

 

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