August 17, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 407

Toughie No 407 by Messinae

The Army Game!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A reasonably straightforward puzzle from Messinae today, with a few military and nautical references, but not enough for it to be a theme.

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DT 26321

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26321

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is a typical Ray T puzzle which I was getting through pretty well, only to be held up in the bottom right-hand corner. When I spotted “at sea” in the middle row I thought that there was going to be a Nina, but nothing else appeared. The puzzle gets an extra enjoyment star from me for having only two anagrams. Agree or disagree? Let us know your views in a comment. Incidentally this appears to be one of those days when the Toughie is a bit easier than this one.
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