July 8, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1426

Toughie No 1426 by proXimal

Piggy-in-the-Middle

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

I found the bottom half trickier than the top today, but it was all very enjoyable with some lovely bits of misdirection.

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DT 27848

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27848

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

 

The heading that says 2Kiwis is not quite correct as there is only one of us today. Grandchildren minding duties in Wellington being the reason. Next week it will be no Kiwis as we will both be away in the South Island, so a surprise Mr Ron blogger to look forward to.
With only one solver, I found it hard to judge the relative difficulty but it did seem to be pretty typical for a Wednesday Jay puzzle, maybe towards the gentler end of the spectrum, and the Quickie pun was certainly gentler than last week.

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