August 13, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26002 – Review

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26002 – Review

CD Collection ~ A full analysis by Peter Biddlecombe

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

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Toughie 198

Toughie No 198 by Firefly

Like a Dental Appointment

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

Apologies for my late arrival, my hospital appointment over-ran and a traffic delay also threw a spanner in the works.

Quite a tough struggle today and a real sense of achievement when the last letter went into the grid.  Firefly in all his print guises, produces some really ferocious challenges and today’s was no exception.  However I should say that some of the clues today left a bit to be desired and I have covered those in the blog.

I suspect that 29ac will provide many of the talking points today.  Have your say at the end of the blog.  New posters should note that their first posts may take a little time to appear, this is because first posts are checked to stop spammers from hijacking things.  Don’t forget the star ratings at the end of the review as well.  Click on your rating to tell everyone what you thought of it.

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DT 26006

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26006

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

As the comments on all the reviews that I’ve done have amply demonstrated, it’s very rare for everyone to agree on whether a given puzzle is “easy” or “difficult”, but I venture to suggest that we will not get many comments today from solvers complaining that this one is too difficult.
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