October 28, 2009 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 241

Toughie No 241 by Micawber

Wheear ‘ast ta bin sin’ ah saw thee?

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

We can rely on Micawber to provide a challenging and witty puzzle, and today’s is no exception. For me there are two elements, both enjoyable, to solving a puzzle such as this – firstly getting the answers, and secondly untangling some of the trickier bits of the wordplay.
How did you like it, and how do you think it compares to yesterday’s Toughie, which was also excellent? For me yesterday’s was slightly tougher, but today’s just noses ahead in the enjoyment stakes – leave us a comment with your views!

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DT 26071

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26071

Double D Maths

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A preponderance of Word Sums and Double Definition clues today with the odd anagram thrown in.  A few of the clues were old chestnuts to me, but if you haven’t sen them before, they will probably raise a chuckle with you.  It was probably a 2 ½ for difficulty rather than three, really. But I am sure a few of you will feel that three is appropriate.

Sorry for being a bit late, but clandestine meetings with Distrcit Nurses have been the order of the day!

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