April 17, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1172 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1162 by Petitjean

It doesn’t 5 down!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

A frustrating crossword. I did over half of it with no effort and thought it was going to be a one- or two-star difficulty puzzle. Then I started having problems though for most clues I could see what the answer must be but couldn’t unravel the wordplay. Last week I commented that it was nice not to have any tricky four-letter answers. I wish I could say the same this week. I didn’t particularly enjoy the time spent sorting out the last few answers. Because of this I upped the difficulty rating and lowered the enjoyment rating

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ST 2738 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2738

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on  Sunday, 6th April 2014

Morning All! This was one of my quickest Sunday solves as everything fell into place quite nicely. Still lots of fun to complete and running through the wordplay was a delight as ever.

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