26283 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26283

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26283

A full review by Crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Saturday’s offering from Cephas was, depending on how you solved it : a “challenging”, “tricky”, “enjoyable” “stinker”. I had a couple of moments of “how can I review this when I can’t get two of the clues” but some careful reading made me realise what was required and I finished in one fairly quick sitting. Didn’t enjoy it as much as the previous two days’ splendid offerings but I would say it was challenging but doable with cogitation – posters seemed to find a cycle ride along the Canal du Midi or a walk round a nature reserve or even just a nice cup of tea did the trick. It was nice to see that while Big Dave was taking a well deserved rest over a few pints at the White Horse, there were plenty of others ready to give assistance with those needing help with the trickier clues. There were over 200 comments on this puzzle, so I hope my review will help those who struggled to make sense of it all.

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DT 26283 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26283 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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This afternoon I will be in the White Horse, Parson’s Green until about 7:00pm.  All are welcome, and you could meet up with some of your favourite setters and bloggers.

As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, I will select a few of the better clues and provide hints for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle. Five stars if you thought it was great, one if you hated it, four, three or two if it was somewhere in between.

A full review of this puzzle will be published on Thursday, 8th July.

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