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DT 29793

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29793

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I’m sitting in while the Kiwis are unavailable. It’s always a pleasure to review one of Jay’s puzzles. Continue reading “DT 29793”

Toughie 2685

Toughie No 2685 by Chalicea

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Chalicea sets a Tuesday Floughie. This is a perfect entry into Toughieland for those who are hesitating to dip a toe into the water. The only type of clue that back-page solvers might not have previously encountered is the compound anagram at 14 Down. Continue reading “Toughie 2685”

DT 29733

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29733

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The Kiwis are away this week so I am stepping in. Fortunately there was nothing too tricky in this, yet another excellent Wednesday puzzle. Continue reading “DT 29733”

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Toughie 2669

Toughie No 2669 by Robyn

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Robyn is a new (female?) Toughie setter and this is an excellent, if not too difficult to solve, debut.

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