May 16, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1189

Toughie No 1189 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

One of Notabilis’s easier puzzles, but still very enjoyable.

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DT 27491

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27491

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Hola from the Vega Baja. I’m doing the blog today because archy has gone into a bit of a sulk. The alley cat has forsaken him and went solo yesterday so he’s refusing to jump on the keyboard. Other news is that it was the warmest April in Alicante since 1878.   I don’t suppose that these events are in any way connected but . . . ?

On to the puzzle. I’ve not blogged many Fridays (only one I think) but it seemed pretty standard fare from the Don. A bit tricky in places but nothing to really frighten the horses. Some of the clues are much more difficult to hint than they were to solve but I’ll be interested to see what you make of them.

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DT 27486

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27486

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on  Saturday, 10th May 2014

A trickier offering from the Saturday Mysteron this week. 3d took me back to when I was (very) young.

 

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