February 17, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1345

Toughie No 1345 by Messinae

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

Blue skies over Rutland and a note of springlike warmth in the air. I made altogether heavier weather of the top half of this nice Messinae puzzle that gets another Toughie week underway. There is something of a rustic thread running through some of the clues and solutions, possibly fortuitous.

Do let us know how you got on and what you thought. First-time commenters especially welcome!

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DT 27727

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27727

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Tuesdays seem to be the poor relations in the Telegraph crossword week. Rufus has a host of followers on Mondays, discriminating solvers swear by Jay on Wednesdays, Ray T arouses strong feelings (mostly favourable) on Thursdays and Giovanni has his dedicated band of aficionados on Fridays.… Continue reading