June 27, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1213 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1213 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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Greetings from Milton Keynes! I’ve survived a horrendous journey down including being stuck in a Portaloo for an hour at Leicester Forest East Service Area and having to be rescued by the Fire Brigade!

I’m at the Open University Students’ Association Conference and am running the Quiet Quiz on Saturday evening as opposed to the Noisy One with balloons and foam!

Osmosis is here today with a puzzle that was tough to solve, but unlike other Friday Toughies, it was pleasant without setting the world on fire. I know our setter likes to make things complicated but sometimes it feels unnecessarily so – 28 across is an example.

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DT 27527 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27527

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a very wet Friday. Thanks to Gazza for covering last week while I was driving back through France.

A couple of obscurities from the Don this week, plus a glancing reference to Wimbledon.

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DT 27522 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27522

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday, 21st June 2014

Definitely a curate’s egg for me. Some lovely clues and others that I thought were very unfair to non UK based solvers. OK for all but a Prixe Puzzle.

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