January 8, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1115

Toughie No 1115 by Sparks

Inflation Detected in Bristol Area

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

This is my first chance to blog a Toughie by Sparks and I thought it was pretty enjoyable. There was one clue (13a) where I had to check out the answer because I didn’t know it. The central lines of the grid (both horizontally and vertically) each have two answers which are anagrams of each other – if there’s anything else that I’ve missed I’m sure someone will tell me.
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DT 27381

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27381

Hints and tips by scchua

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BD Rating – Difficulty *+*/2Enjoyment ***

A straightforward one from Jay. A bit short of 1.5* for difficulty, with a 3* for enjoyment (short as it was). Thanks Jay.

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