May 6, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1182 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1182 by Kcit

Mistresses

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

You can no longer expect an easy ride with a Kcit puzzle. This one was very enjoyable and at the upper level of the difficulty we have come to expect on a Tuesday.

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DT 27482 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27482
Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

This is a pleasant puzzle with a few too many anagrams for my liking (33% of the clues if my counter is to be trusted). I would have finished it quicker if I hadn’t put the wrong answer in for 15d initially. When I read 26a I did wonder at first whether today’s Mr Ron was unmasking himself as the booted one slumming it on the back page, but if that were the case it would be a bit trickier – wouldn’t it?

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