September 22, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 220

Toughie No 220 by Warbler

Four Play

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Not a particularly difficult Toughie today and generally enjoyable, in fact the kind of Toughie that all solvers of the normal daily Telegraph cryptic crossword should try. There are (for me) a couple of new words. However I did find the grid a little strange with what seemed like a large number of four letter answers spread all around the edge, but then maybe that’s just me.

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DT 26040

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26040

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Today’s puzzle is fairly straightforward, but with not a great deal to get the pulses racing or bring a smile to the lips. It contains two place names, a girl’s name and a surname, but for all of them the wordplay is pretty undemanding.
As always we’d be delighted to get your comments, whether from experienced solvers or those dipping their toe in the water for the first time.

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