December 12, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1100

Toughie No 1100 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Another steady solve of a puzzle that was neither too easy nor too hard. There were 2 or 3 words I hadn’t heard of but none of them caused a problem.

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DT 27359

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27359

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The usual excellence from the Thursday Tormentor. Immaculate clues, a signature appearance from the Queen but only a hint of innuendo.

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ST 2720

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2720

A full review by crypticsue

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

I love Sunday morning crossword solving – and I love superb puzzles like this one even more when it’s my turn to do the review!  Lots of favourites which I have highlighted in blue.
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