September 17, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1259

Toughie No 1259 by Sparks

Please, Ladies – No Hertrionics!

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

Thanks to Sparks for a thoroughly enjoyable puzzle. I’ve bumped the difficulty rating up from three to four stars purely on account of the time I spent trying to come up with a better explanation for 16a.
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DT 27597

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27597

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Although this was very much a write-in for me it was still very enjoyable, albeit 1 across is a very old chestnut!

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