December 22, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1521

Toughie No 1521 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Toro

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

A rock solid puzzle with a fair bit of sparkle. I found it a pleasure to solve.

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DT 27991

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27991

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I made swift progress through this one until I got to my last answer which was 6d. Even with two out of four checking letters in place I was getting nowhere until I remembered my earlier thought (on getting 25a and 16d) that the puzzle might be a pangram.… Continue reading