August 8, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1237

Toughie No 1237 by Elkamere

Ready for Kick-off

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

There was a distinct football flavour to today’s Toughie. Apart from initially putting “husband” in at 6 down, there is no obvious reason why it took me as long as it did.

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DT 27563

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27563

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. I’m off to the eye hospital for a check-up this morning, so no pictures today.

Others may disagree, but I found this the easiest puzzle from Giovanni since I have been doing the Friday blog – comfortably within * time.

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DT 27558

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27558

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 2nd August 2014

This Saturday Puzzle took me longer than usual to solve but I don’t really know why .   My stand out favourite is 9d

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