February 3, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 296

Toughie No 296 by Kcit

It’s all Latin and Greek to me

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Drawing a veil over 6a, I enjoyed this puzzle by Kcit which has some very clever surface readings. The more obscure references (e.g. 10a and 2d) are accompanied by straightforward wordplay, and the more difficult wordplay (e.g. 7d) comes with answers that you can guess at fairly readily before disentangling the wordplay (how many sports are there with 3-2-3 names?).
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DT 26154

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26154

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Keeping up this week’s strong set of puzzles, our Wednesday Wizard has come up with an enjoyable challenge that looks easy at first, but has one of two traps to snarl the unwary solver.

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