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Toughie 1812

Toughie No 1812 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Greetings from London, where I shall raise a glass to your good health.  We have a special Toughie today:

The definitions are underlined in the clues below, and you’ll find the answers inside the HAPPY 100th Warbler!Read More

DT 28428

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28428

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  - Difficulty **/*** - Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back page blog.  My first pass through the acrosses this morning yielded only a couple of answers and a growing feeling of panic.  Fortunately the downs were more friendly, and they provided a foundation on which to fill the grid from the bottom up.  I did find a few clues quite tricky to parse, which bumped up both my difficulty and enjoyment ratings.  The smooth surfaces, avoidance of obscure general knowledge, and use of a few complex clue constructions have me thinking that today’s setter might be Mister Ron?… Read More