February 25, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26169

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26169

Much Ado About Something

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

After what was a turbulent week for the site in one way or another, I was somewhat apprehensive when tackling this puzzle. Although I had resolved to simply review the clues and analyse them without overall comments, I feel I cannot let pass what for me was a really enjoyable puzzle and the sort that I look for in a Saturday puzzle, so thank you to Cephas.

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Toughie 309

Toughie No 309 by MynoT

Brush up your Shakespeare!

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

It’s not unusual for MynoT to provide an education as part of his puzzles. Today’s lesson includes Shakespeare’s Othello, French and Greek history, motor cars and their drivers and Anglo-Saxon servants.

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DT 26173

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26173

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

An interesting crossword today, I started this at a brisk gallop, and then started to slow down, and continued to slow down until the last clue went in. Some of it is very straightforward, some of it is more complicated, but all in all an enjoyable piece of entertainment.

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