1236 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1236

Toughie No 1236 by Notabilis

A Rare Thursday Treat

+ – + – + – + – + – + – + – +

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

It was very pleasing to discover that Notabilis was making a rare Thursday appearance. I think that it’s only the fourth Notabilis puzzle that I ever have had to blog and it’s the first for 19 months. It didn’t disappoint me. I was surprised when I’d finished the puzzle to discover that it had taken me so long. I thought it was being an average 3* difficulty puzzle but the time it took me definitely took it into 4* territory. I must have been enjoying it not to notice the time passing by. This puzzle showed that it is possible to set a genuine Toughie without resorting to obscure answers or complex wordplay.

Continue reading “Toughie 1236”