November 9, 2010 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 455

Toughie No 455 by Busman

I’d rather take the train!

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Once again Busman delivers a Toughie puzzle at the easy end of the spectrum. I didn’t like this any more or less than today’s regular cryptic.

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DT 26393

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26393

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

From some of the General Knowledge type answers today it looks as if one of the mystery setters from Thursdays has been re-assigned to Tuesdays. I’ve given this one four stars for difficulty – this means that it’s my opinion that it’s a bit more difficult than the average Telegraph Cryptic (and quite a bit more difficult than yesterday’s which I would only have given one star). But, especially after the discussion yesterday, I would like to reiterate that this is just my personal opinion – it’s not written in stone and you are perfectly at liberty to disagree.
There are an awful lot of abbreviations used in this puzzle (see 1d) and, to be honest, by the time I finished writing the review I was a bit fed up with writing the word abbreviation. Let us know what you thought in a comment.
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