November 21, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1297 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1297 by Elgar

One small step for Elgar …

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…one giant leap in satisfaction for those of us who like to find a proper Toughie in the middle of the paper.

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DT 27653 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27653

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a misty Novemberish day.

Some fish, some philosophers and a clever construction at 28a in today’s Giovanni, which I found more straightforward than the last couple from him.

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DT 27648 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27648

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday, 15th November 2014

I seem to solve Saturday puzzles differently to most commenters – last week I found the puzzle really straightforward and this week it took me much longer than usual to solve the crossword, although looking at it now, I have no idea why.

As for who set it – I’m going to go for a Saturday Mysteron, based on,  amongst other things,   noticing that there are only two anagrams (and Cephas usually gives us more) and seven double-definitions which doesn’t seem very Cephas-like either.

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