May 1, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1180 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1180 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I had no problems until I was left with 25 down when the curse of the 4-letter answer struck. I eventually twigged but I have admit that I should have thought of the answer much sooner than I did.

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DT 27478 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27478

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone, and a lovely morning it is on the Vega Baja. In Spain, today is the Mayday public holiday so archy is on double time, hooray!
With my track record of spotting setters I hesitate to make a guess but I’m pretty sure that this is a RayT production, and a lot of fun it is. Worth the fourth enjoyment star just for 14a.

This time mehitabel has done the across clues and archy the downs and, as usual, the ones we like most are in blue. Definitions are underlined in the clue.

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ST 2740 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2740

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on  Sunday, 20th April 2014

A puzzle which didn’t take long to solve but with all the usual fine clues we have come to expect from the Sunday Maestro.

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