August 12, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1238 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1238 by Warbler

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment **

Not the most sparkling of Warbler puzzles. A mixture of write-in clues, including rather a lot of easy anagrams, and a few that were more tricky. For those who solved this quickly and have time on their hands, I can thoroughly recommend the BBC4 documentary linked to at 11d.

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DT 27566 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27566

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I didn’t know the play at 13a but the wordplay is pretty clear. Other than that I had a slight hold-up in the NW corner but that was quickly resolved once I’d twigged that ‘stroke’ was a verb rather than a noun. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought.
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