January 12, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1532

Toughie No 1532 by Busman

Hints and tips by Toro

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

My first encounter with Busman. I found it fresh and fun, if very much at the easy end of the Toughie spectrum — the second star for difficulty being due as much as anything to the fact that I was busy eating a fried breakfast while solving.

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DT 28008

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28008

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This seemed to me a typical example of the puzzles we regularly get on Tuesdays. There’s nothing really wrong with it but it could benefit from a bit of sparkle.… Continue reading