December 27, 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1109

Toughie No 1109 by Kcit

Films for all the family

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

If you think that too much Christmas cheer has left you suffering from  a sense of  déjà-vu, worry not.   People who get their Telegraph puzzles electronically will have seen this one on Tuesday 17 December before it was replaced by a Notabilis Toughie which had been printed  the paper ten days early by mistake.   It also explains why this crossword isn’t quite as tough as expected for  a Friday Toughie.

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DT 27371

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27371

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Feliz Navidad from the Vega Baja where it’s a bright and sunny morning but a bit chilly. I hope you have all enjoyed the festivities, have survived the appalling weather, and have recovered from it all a bit faster than I seem to have managed (my powers of recovery are not what they used to be!).  Maybe it’s the after-effects of some excessive Christmas cheer that’s slowed me down but this one seemed to me to be a little bit tricky in places, so *** it is.  You lot will probably all make comments that it’s only about a 1* (just to make me feel bad) but it will all roll off my back like a duck!
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