August 7, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1236 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1236 by Notabilis

A Rare Thursday Treat

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

It was very pleasing to discover that Notabilis was making a rare Thursday appearance. I think that it’s only the fourth Notabilis puzzle that I ever have had to blog and it’s the first for 19 months. It didn’t disappoint me. I was surprised when I’d finished the puzzle to discover that it had taken me so long. I thought it was being an average 3* difficulty puzzle but the time it took me definitely took it into 4* territory. I must have been enjoying it not to notice the time passing by. This puzzle showed that it is possible to set a genuine Toughie without resorting to obscure answers or complex wordplay.

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DT 27562 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27562

Hints and tips by Kath

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

Good morning all – it looks as if it’s going to be a lovely day in Oxford – maybe the Met men have got it wrong! Archy is busy, Mehitabel has said if he won’t play then she won’t either so it’s just me, with BD doing the bits that I still can’t do! I’m quite sure that this is a Ray T crossword.

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ST 2754 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2754

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 27th July 2014

Morning All!. This was a fairly straightforward solve for me but a few stragglers placed it into the 3 star solving window.

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