March 30, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 536

Toughie No 536 by Micawber

Anticipation is Half the Fun

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

The ability to find out on-line the identity of the Toughie setter the evening before publication is excellent, particularly when it allows one to look forward to a puzzle by the wonderful Micawber. I enjoyed this immensely when I solved it and just as much again when I wrote the review. Let us know what you thought of it in a comment and please remember to grade it for enjoyment by clicking on one of the stars below.

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DT 26513

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26513

Hints and tips by Pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

Apologies for being a little late this morning but there has been something of a panic in the pommers household! I got the clues for this last night but not the grid. Telegraph puzzles wouldn’t let me in this morning so I started trying to solve it ‘cold’! Managed about half before Gnomethang came to the rescue so many thanks to him! I’d never have got some of these without the checking letters. Then to cap it all I lost my internet connection for about half an hour!

The usual excellent Wednesday puzzle (presumably from Jay) which I can’t say I’ve done justice to because of the problems.
I’m sure you will enjoy it more than I did – think I’ll go for a lie down now!

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Telegraph Puzzles

Update 10:40 – the problem appears to have been resolved.

There are problems logging on to the Telegraph Puzzles site. This is under investigation, so there is no need to join the hundreds who have already phoned in this morning!

This will result in a delay in publishing today’s review – please be patient.