July 29, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1438

Toughie No 1438 by Messinae

Only one beef today

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

Thanks to Messinae for a very pleasant puzzle with some good surface readings and several d’oh moments.

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DT 27866

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27866

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa (Greetings, Greetings, Greetings to you all).
As it is quite a long time since we last used a Maori greeting here, we thought we would re-use this formal greeting that is often used as the opening line of an oration given on a marae.
We don’t need to play the game of “guess the setter” on a Wednesday. We know it is going to be Jay and we know it is going to be fun. Today we had to work quite a lot harder than usual too.

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