March 22, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1990

Toughie No 1990 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Mr K

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

 

Hello, everyone.  I'm standing in for Bufo today.  I found this puzzle from Excalibur to be a serious challenge that had me wondering for a while if I had bitten off more than I could chew when I volunteered to blog it. 

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DT 28693

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28693

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from a sunny but chilly Vega Baja. I’m pretty sure this is a RayT production but unusually for him we have five straight anagrams and another three clues which use anagrams as part of further wordplay. If you can crack the two long ones across the middle you’ll get enough checkers to really get you going.  Those of you with repetition radar will note that there are three instances of the use of the word ONE to indicate the letter I.  Whatever, I enjoyed the puzzle and hope that you did too.
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