April 24, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1176

Toughie No 1176 by Shamus

No grumpiness today!

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

I didn’t need to be grumpy today because I enjoyed this puzzle even though it wasn’t all that difficult and I did have trouble with some of the wordplay (especially for 21 down). At least my grumpiness last week seemed to lead to an increase in the number of comments. This was most welcome following the previous Thursday’s record low of 6 comments

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ST 2739

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2739

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on  Sunday, 13th April 2014

Morning All! A delightful puzzle in my book. Most of the ‘in’ that you see links the definition to the wordplay (or vice-versa). Most of the wordplay is astounding too!

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DT 27472

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27472

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where spring is desperately striving to make an appearance but winter is not exiting the stage gracefully. Everything seems to be a good month behind schedule.

Today’s puzzle is definitely not by Ray T. Might it be the work of Petitjean? I will leave it to those more knowledgeable than I to make that determination.

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