May 23, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1193 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1193 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Batman and Robin

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

Greetings from the Bat Cave. There’s been a loud sound of hobnailed boots in the distance all week, and it’s heralded the return of Toughie-land’s resident Tormentor in residence, Elgar. It’s been three months since we were given a Friday mauling, but’s he’s back and in ferocious mood.

A lovely puzzle that represents the Toughie at its best. Plenty of fiendish clues and explanations of which 27 across is the star.

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DT 27497 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27497

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

All four of the mini-puzzles today seemed to me to be of average difficulty. I’d love to hear your views, especially if you’re one of our many lurkers who have not yet introduced yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing cryptic crosswords for eighty years or you only started this week – once you’ve taken the plunge and sent your first comment you’ll enjoy our fairly civilised chat and banter, interspersed with a bit of crossword-related information.
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DT 27492 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27492

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 17th May 2014

Morning All!. This was a pretty quick solve even for a Saturday prize puzzle. Not much to complain about for me but nothing really stood out either.

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