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Toughie 365

Toughie No 365 by Excalibur

Vive la différence?

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Bufo is on holiday this week – he is doubly lucky!

Excalibur does seem to be the Marmite of Crosswordland.

Before you read this review I feel that it is only fair to disclose that personally I can’t stand Marmite.

The puzzle was certainly not enhanced by the use of one of the Telegraph’s cornery grids – these should have been consigned to the scrapheap many years ago. Take a look at any Times puzzle and you will see what I mean.  For me the puzzle broke down into those four corners – the North and South East were very easy, but I got bogged down in the other two.

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