January 26, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1540

Toughie No 1540 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Toro

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

A surreal treat from Excalibur: no fewer than 16 definition clues (cryptic, straight-plus-cryptic, or double-straight), a playful parallelism, and a shapely trio. Plus the obligatory Yoda-isms (but only two, despite the Space Invaders motif  in the grid).  Continue reading “Toughie 1540”

DT 28020

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28020

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

This is a pretty straightforward puzzle from one of the Tuesday Mysterons. Do let us know how you fared and what you thought of it.

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