September 26, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1265

Toughie No 1265 by Elgar

Watch out! Vlad’s back

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

Here’s a puzzle for those who have been complaining that the recent Toughies have not come up to the mark. Although not as ferociously difficult as some of his puzzles, at least Elgar offers value-for-money.

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DT 27605

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27605

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Umberleigh in North Devon, where we are spending a few days. A damp, grey start to the day has now given way to beautiful late September sunshine.

Most of today’s puzzle from Giovanni went in without difficulty, but the last couple tipped me into *** time, with 7d the last one in.

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DT 27600

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27600

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th September 2014

Thanks to Cephas for a perfect puzzle for a hectic Saturday – no time at all to solve this pangram with several of the cryptic definitions earning it a whole extra enjoyment star.

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