March 18, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 26187

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26187

A full analysis by Tilsit

A Classy Act

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley and having been able to stay hospital-free for at least four days, I am pleased to be back blogging. I am still feeling a bit weak but I am starting to go out a little and get a little fresh air.

In the meantime I am also wrestling with a brand new PC, which has been a bit of a pain (Helpful Tip of The Day: Don’t Ever Buy Anything from PC World!) but is now coming together.

Back to Saturday’s Prize Puzzle. I really enjoyed it and was so pleased to see Cephas at the top of his game. Some good challenging clues and little in the way of “padding”, though I think the clue at 19 across could have been better worded, or the word used been avoided all together. Virtually everyone who posted on Saturday had had problems with it.

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Toughie 321

Toughie No 321 by Messinae

The Good, the Bad and the Mediocre

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

One of those puzzles where you feel that you should have enjoyed it, but were let down by some of the clues. Favourites are highlighted in blue.

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DT 26191

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26191

Hints and tips by Libellule

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

Well its Thursday again. I liked 23d. Enough said really or am I being a bit harsh?

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