September 12, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1257 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1257 by Beam

Tossin’ and Turnin’

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Much as I like Beam and Ray T, his alter ego, I don’t think even he would have asked for this Toughie to be published on a Friday, the day usually reserved for arch tormentors like Elgar and Notabilis. This puzzle contains most of Beam’s usual signatures like Her Majesty, hidden words and subtle innuendo (but not, this time, a clue where the answer is made up from initial letters).

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DT 27593 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27593

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on an overcast September morning.

Giovanni is in fairly tricky mode today, *** for difficulty as far as I was concerned.

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DT 27588 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27588

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 6th September 2014

Morning All! This was a reasonably straightforward but enjoyable puzzle from (I am guessing) Cephas. I managed to solve it after my delayed flight back from Belfast last night.

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