March 27, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1160

Toughie No 1160 by Warbler

She was afraid to come out of the locker!

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

A lovely Toughie from the equally lovely Warbler. 6 down / 11 across had me puzzling and was my last one in, as well as my favourite.

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ST 2735

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2735

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on  Sunday, 16th March 2014

Morning All! This was a typical Virgilius puzzle that was pretty tricky in places with some very concise and misleading surface reading in the clues.  I just about stayed in 3-star territory on the last 5 clues in.

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DT 27448

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27448

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Ottawa where the calendar claims it is spring but when I venture outside my front door I find a couple of feet of snow and a temperature in the minus double digits Celsius. Blame it on global warming!

When I signed on for today’s shift, I didn’t bargain on Britain not having switched to Summer Time. As North America has already made the shift, Ottawa is currently only four hours behind London with the result being that I get a later start on the puzzle and consequently work later into the wee hours of the morning.

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