June 26, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1212

Toughie No 1212 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

For the second week running I filled in the right-hand side without much difficulty and then stalled on the left-hand side. Today this was more down to me than the setter because I missed one or two fairly obvious answers and should have made much quicker progress. It was another enjoyable and challenging puzzle. Thursday’s are definitely looking up

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ST 2748

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2748

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 15th June 2014

Not a particularly difficult Sunday puzzle but the usual perfect entertainment.

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DT 27526

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27526

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where summer has burst upon us — with a cloudburst. The weatherman tells us that as a reward for enduring an abnormally long, cold winter we are in store for a hotter than usual summer. I say “Bring it on!”

The rotation would suggest that it should be RayT pitching today (pardon the baseball metaphor) and the Queen does make an appearance — albeit an abbreviated one. However, the puzzle lacks that certain je ne sais quoi that characterises a RayT creation.

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