September 10, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1255 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1255 by Petitjean

What we need is some R&R with a G&T

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

Petitjean tends to polarise opinions but when he’s in his quirky mood he’s one of my favourite setters. Today’s puzzle includes a number of expanded abbreviations in the same format. I did enjoy it and I would probably have finished it more speedily if I hadn’t had a mental block in the NW corner.
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DT 27591 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27591

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where the heat wave still continues and it’s forecast to get hotter tomorrow and Friday! It’s nice to have a go in my old Wednesday slot for once as I always like a Jay puzzle and this was no exception. Very neat clueing and some humour but it just crept into 3* difficulty for me because I was inordinately slow twigging 6d, d’oh! I don’t suppose you guys will have the same trouble.

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