March 13, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1360

Toughie No 1360 by Notabilis

Two Out of Four Ain’t Bad!
(as Meatloaf might have sung)

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

A really decent Toughie to end the week. Classy clues throughout, although I struggled to make full sense of 25 Across.

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DT 27748

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27748

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on dark and rainy Friday 13th.

There seemed to be a fairly high proportion of answers needing General Knowledge today. If you know them, the puzzle is quite straightforward, if not it may be rather trickier.… Continue reading

DT 27743

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27743

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th March 2015

I haven’t counted them but I did get the strong feeling while typing the explanations that there do seem to be a considerable number of charade-type clues in last Saturday’s Prize Puzzle.

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