September 3, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1251 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1251 by Osmosis

Ah! Bisto

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

My progress with this puzzle was stately rather than speedy with the NE corner the last to fall. Osmosis is noted for his complicated wordplay (no complaints from me on that score – I enjoy disentangling it) which means that lots of clues require an amount of thought before one can move on to the next one. Thanks to him for the entertainment.
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DT 27585 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27585

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I always enjoy puzzles from Jay. They are (usually) not too difficult and the clues are invariably fair and straightforward. This one is a bit top-heavy with anagrams, but not as bad as yesterday’s Toughie (or so I am told, as I stay sane by having absolutely nothing to do with Excalibur puzzles).

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