December 6, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1097

Toughie No 1097 by Notabilis

Certainly not a load of 10 across

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

With the exception of the obscure (to me) Korean port in 1 across this was a very enjoyable puzzle.

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DT 27354

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27354

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where the weather is a little quieter than yesterday. I hope all our readers are safe from storm and flood.

Giovanni’s trademark obscure word at 19d sent me to the BRB to checkwhat I’d got from the very fair wordplay, but the rest fell into place and I finished in ** time.

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DT 27349

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27349

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! Firstly a massive thank you to Crypticsue who kindly typed up the blog framework for me.  We still don’t have access to the online puzzles and hence cannot use the Word macro to render the blog template as normal. I found this pretty straightforward apart from about 3 clues which were easy but I made heavy weather of. Lots of charades in a row (when I came to review) sort of lowered my enjoyment. That was probably just me though.

 

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