November 26, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1299

Toughie No 1299 by Osmosis

A Bit of a Tease?

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

Having got all the letters on the top row I was convinced that we were going to get a message round the periphery but nothing more emerged (unless I’m missing something). I made heavier weather of this than I normally do with Osmosis and there are a couple of clues which I’m not sure that I’ve correctly interpreted – so I’m looking forward to your better explanations.
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DT 27657

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27657

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

One Kiwi has been away for a few days staying with a group of friends on Matiu/Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbour. (Google it). She saw many other birds but had to hurry home this morning by ferry, train and car to do the blog.

Jay has given us a few words that took a bit of pondering but the puzzle is generally quite gentle.

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