March 16, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 319

Toughie No 319 by Cephas

Saturday’s Prize Puzzle?

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

A very pleasant puzzle which shows us what Cephas, our regular Saturday setter, can do. At the lower end of difficulty for a Toughie, a puzzle like this would make a lot of sense as a Prize Puzzle.

Cephas has made pangrammatic puzzles a bit of a trademark in recent months, so you won’t be surprised to see all 26 letters of the alphabet in this one.

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DT 26189

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26189

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Ray T’s puzzles normally have one or two hidden answers but there are none at all in this one. Is this a new policy, or did he just forget? I thought that there were some cracking clues today and I really enjoyed the challenge.
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