December 30, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1317

Toughie No 1317 by Shamus

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BD Rating - Difficulty **** - Enjoyment **

I found this much harder going than most Tuesday Toughies, and wonder whether other solvers thought the same.

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ST 2775

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2775

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 21st December 2014

 

A festive puzzle form Virgilius with many Yuletide favourites.

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DT 27685

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27685

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

I didn’t enjoy this one a great deal – quite a few of the surfaces seemed clunky and didn’t make much sense and some of the definitions seemed a bit off. So, there’s plenty of room for discussion here – let’s hear what you thought. If you’re a lurker why not make a New Year’s resolution to introduce yourself and join in the banter?
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DT 27678

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27678

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th  December 2014

I was in a minority of people who found solving this puzzle a doddle on the day which suited me as I had a lot of other pre-Christmassy stuff to do. It was nice and easy to explain for reviewing purposes too. There are seven anagrams which for me makes it  a Cephas production, so thank you to him.  Apparently it is a Mysteron production, so thank you to them whoever they are.

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