October 2, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1268 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1268 by proXimal

Not so ‘Phew!’

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

‘Phew!’ was my reaction to the first proXimal puzzle that I blogged and so I started this one with some trepidation. However the bottom half went in fairly quickly with the help of the two long anagrams. The top half took longer but even so I would have probably only have given the puzzle 3* for difficulty had I not spent a long time trying to suss out how the clue for 25 across worked.

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DT 27610 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27610

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone. One of the things that I like about Thursday crosswords is their unpredictability – it’s also one of the things that makes me nervous about doing the hints. I’m sure that this one is a Ray T and I found it fairly tricky – unless I’ve missed some there are only three anagrams which may have contributed to the difficulty, for me anyway.

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ST 2762 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2762

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 21st September 2014

Morning All!. I found this a simple but effective puzzle in the main.The beauty was, as always, the great surface readings and a couple of clues where traditional clue indicators were used but not employed in order to fox us further ( q.v. 15d).

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