March 10, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1357

Toughie No 1357 by Excalibur

The Sword in the Stone and the Stick in the Mud

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

The more I get into crosswords, the more I realise what a fusspot I can be about strict cluing (at least as I see it). Why, then, do I make an exception for Excalibur? I found this puzzle unnerving and downright unfair in parts, often struggled to see the obvious as a result, and enjoyed every minute of it!

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DT 27745

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27745

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This one was quite enjoyable without raising too much of a sweat. Do let us know how you got on and what you thought of it.

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