June 6, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1201 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1201 by Osmosis

Ne quís mirétur quí sim; paúcis éloquár

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

I found this to be a bit of a slog, especially the North West East corner. The answers are obvious when you know them, but a lot of them had to be prised out one by one, a bit like pulling teeth.

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DT 27509 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27509

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Buon giorno from Torre di Lago Puccini, in Tuscany, where the sun continues to shine. We went to Pisa yesterday and didn’t take a photo of me pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower.

The Don has marked today’s 70th anniversary of D-Day with a suitably themed puzzle, with several D-Day codewords and other WWII related items. I think, subject to correction, that the D-Day codewords are the ones which got the then Daily Telegraph setter into trouble when they appeared in his crosswords ahead of the event. Not too difficult today, and completed in ** time.

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DT 27504 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27504

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 31st May 2014

I solved this enjoyable pangram while my lovely grandson was having his Saturday morning nap – his idea of ‘helping’ Granny with crosswords was to take away the pen, chew it for a bit and then throw it across the room!

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