June 17, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1206 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1206 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Toro

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

I really liked this – lots of vivid and witty surfaces and inventive wordplay. I’ve picked out a few favourites at the end of the post and look forward to hearing yours. Four stars for enjoyment and, in the end, for difficulty too after I ground to a complete halt before mopping up 19a and four clues in the NW corner. But that may just be me. [EDIT: Evidently it was, so I have moderated it to 3* difficulty.]

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DT 27518 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27518

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

It’s very pleasant weather and it’s nice to be able to sit outside to solve the crossword. There’s nothing really exceptional about this one (except possibly the enumeration of 12d). What did you think?
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