April 14, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1377

Toughie No 1377 by Dada

Hints and tips by Toro

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

In 5d, Dada has scrupulously obeyed one of the five principles of 'How to avoid upsetting solvers' laid down by Alan Connor in his superb 2013 book Two Girls, One on Each Knee (7). If you have a copy, please turn to p. 38. If you don't, go and buy one -- it really is a brilliant read.

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DT 27775

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27775

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

I thought that this was a fairly typical Tuesday puzzle with nothing too tricky or too exciting. Do let us have your verdict.

If you click on any of the areas showing ‘Click here!’ you’ll see the actual answer so only do that as a last resort.… Continue reading