June 13, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1205 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1205 by Notabilis

Ma il mio nome è Lucia

(But my name is Lucy)

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

On of Notabilis’s gentler offerings today. The only one that held me up was the four-letter word at 26 down which had two vowels as the checking letters, although I found 1 down a bit tricky to explain.

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DT 27515 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27515

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Bonjour from Camping Le Frejus in the South of France, where the temperature has been in the low 30s every day – rather reducing one’s inclination to go sightseeing.

A pretty standard Giovanni this week, with a couple of cricket references, some science, and no particularly obscure words.

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DT 27510 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27510

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th June 2014

I found this a particularly straightforward offering from the Saturday Mysteron, so was a little surprised to find when I visited the blog, that others had found the top  half of the crossword significantly harder than the bottom.

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