December 11, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1099

Toughie No 1099 by Micawber

Shall I Be Mother?

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It was a very pleasant surprise this morning to have a Micawber puzzle to blog. It’s the usual excellent entertainment but probably a bit easier than usual (perhaps he’s girding up for his traditional end-of-year Toughie!). What did you think?
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DT 27358

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27358

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was over far too quickly. I enjoyed it while it lasted, but I thought 21 across was a bit weak.

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