May 14, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1187

Toughie No 1187 by Osmosis

Vacuum-packed

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

Osmosis has given us a proper Toughie today with a good dose of his usual complex wordplay (I haven’t done so much reversing since I took my driving test). It’s also a pangram but I didn’t discover that until I’d finished it, so it wasn’t of any practical use.
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DT 27489

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27489

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Scchua is unavailable today, but will be back next week. This was a comparatively easy puzzle, which should suit some solvers.

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