March 20, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1156 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1156 by Kcit

Caught by surprise

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

I expected this to be fairly easy, like most of Kcit’s puzzles, but I struggled more than usual. I entered several answers lightly, awaiting confirmation from checking letters and parsing of the clue, resulting in a solving time of around double my usual time for a puzzle by this setter.

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DT 27442 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27442

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone.  Today we have a more equitable division of labour than we had last week.  Archy has done the across clues and mehitabel the downs.

Star ratings are from mehitabel, archy would have gone for **/*** but then he’s not such a big RayT fan.

24d is particularly apt in view of the England cricket team’s recent performances!

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ST 2734 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2734

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on  Sunday, 9th March 2014

I found this tricky to unravel in places but that just added to the fun. A couple of clues were particularly fun for me!

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