March 14, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1153 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1153 by Sparks

An Agony in 8 Fits

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

Tilsit has been unexpectedly called back to his second home, leaving me to review this superb puzzle from Monk’s Telegraph alter ego. Once again it was the four-letter answers that caused the most grief, especially 12 & 25 across where it took a while to understand the meaning of “fuzzy type” and “court Arthur”, the former raising the biggest smile in the whole puzzle.

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DT 27437 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27437

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where  the sun is breaking through the early morning mist.

For me, today’s Giovanni was at the easier end of the spectrum, only just into ** difficulty, but others may take a different view.

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DT 27432 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27432

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday 8th March 2014

If you weren’t sure whether it was the turn of  Cephas or the Mysteron to produce the Saturday Prize Puzzle, typing ‘anagram’ ten times while producing this review would certainly seem to confirm that it is the work of the former rather than the latter.

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