August 5, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1234

Toughie No 1234 by Excalibur

A Shirley Temple or something a little stronger??

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

A Tuesday level Toughie from Excalibur with several  opportunities to type ‘from the clue’ as I prepared the blog.  The difficulty rating is 2.5 because parsing some of the clues did take slightly longer than usual

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DT 27560

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27560

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I didn’t have too many problems with this one once I’d corrected my spelling at 13d Do let us know how you fared and what you thought.
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