January 20, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1329

Toughie No 1329 by Warbler

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

I made steady progress through this puzzle, which contained some trickier clues along with the more gentle ones I think of as typical of Warbler. A pleasant solve - thanks Warbler.

In case you haven't yet, do listen to last week's David Baddiel Tries To Understand Cryptic Crosswords on Radio 4, which is still available via the link below. It's highly entertaining, and the accompanying downloadable crossword, written specially for Baddiel by Arachne and discussed in the programme, is just delightful.

Here's the link (you'll need to copy and paste since WordPress won't let me create a hyperlink): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xrl8t

 

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DT 27703

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27703

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

I think the seasoned withered old veterans of the cryptic world will find this a breeze. Less experienced solvers should get there with perseverance. The clueing is altogether fair and the checking letters assist throughout.… Continue reading