September 30, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 225

Toughie No 225 by Notabilis

Taken at the Flood

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

There’s a bit of a theme involving water and leaks in this puzzle by one of my favourite Toughie setters. Getting the answer to one of his clues is often only the first step – you then have an enjoyable battle with the wordplay to try to understand it fully. This puzzle does not disappoint, with some lovely twists.

This week’s Toughies are looking good so far – let’s hope the trend continues! We’d love to get a comment from you, whether containing bouquets or brickbats.

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DT 26047

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26047

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

Tilsit is taking a few days off to attend to other matter, but don’t worry he’s not unwell and should be back next week. Today’s puzzle is one of those that will probably split the opinions into two. The more experienced solvers will dismiss it, and the less experienced will be happy that they have finished it.

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