June 22, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 375

Toughie No 375 by Busman

Busman steps up a gear!

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

Usually I find Busman’s puzzles to be on the easy side and not particularly enjoyable. Although this one is not difficult, apart from the Greek abbot and the Spanish composer, there were some excellent clues. The biggest smiles came from 1 across and 11 across, with 15 down not far behind.

I rounded the difficulty up to 3 stars, mainly because of the aforementioned foreigners.

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DT 26273

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26273

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have a challenging and very entertaining puzzle today from Ray T with some very amusing clues. It’s well worth persevering with, but, if you want something a bit easier Prolixic informs me that today’s Toughie is not as difficult. Let us know what you think of this one, and how you think it compares with the Toughie.
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