September 5, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1253

Toughie No 1253 by proXimal

Three cheers for our queer old dean!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A competent but far-from-difficult puzzle from the setter formerly known as eXternal. I’m not sure why this was picked for the traditionally difficult Friday Toughie – in my opinion it would have sat quite nicely in the Tuesday slot.

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DT 27587

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27587

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from Killala in County Mayo, where we are staying for a few days. My host suggests this post should be called ‘the blog from the bog’.

One or two less common terms from Giovanni today, which took me up to the top end of ** for difficulty.

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DT 27582

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27582

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty */*Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 30th August 2014

Were they to actually read this review, I feel sure that a couple of the usual suspects would disagree with my view that this was typically straightforward offering from the Saturday Mysteron.

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