April 9, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1375

Toughie No 1375 by Micawber

It’s homophone day

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

An enjoyable puzzle which was more difficult than I thought it was going to be after I made a bright start. After I’d filled in the grid I then had to think about the wordplay for half-a-dozen or so ‘bung-in’ entries

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DT 27771

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27771

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where winter seems to have returned. Cold and raining this morning.  Perhaps it’s just me but I’m not sure what to make of this one. It was heading for an easy-peasy one star when suddenly it was a bit like finding speed humps on the M6. Really slowed down towards the end.
Like last time I blogged there are a few rather stretched synonyms so perhaps we have the same setter again.  I’m pretty sure it isn’t RayT, who seems to have gone AWOL.

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ST 2789

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2789

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 29th March 2015

Enjoyable as ever – what more can I say?

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