October 13, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 440

Toughie No 440 by Petitjean

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion

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

I enjoyed this puzzle by Petitjean much more than I had his last one. It doesn’t have as many obscurities and it has a nice variety of clues, with a mini-theme covering items of clothing. It does have what this week seems to be an obligatory homophone which doesn’t work.
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DT 26370

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26370

Hints and tips by Crypticsue

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

I had a slight case of blogger’s nerves when I read the first few clues but soon settled down and thoroughly enjoyed Jay’s puzzle which has a very nice mix of clues including quite a few insertions and some very nice anagrams. Thanks to Jay for the very nice Wednesday work out – we do seem to be returning to the ‘old’ system where the difficulty increased on a daily basis with Friday being the ‘hardest’.

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