May 25, 2011 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 568

Toughie No 568 by Micawber

Sounds Like a Good One

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

I always enjoy a Micawber Toughie and this was no exception. It has some beautifully constructed clues and quite a few homophones (some of which work better than others). Let us know how you found it in a comment.

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DT 26561

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26561

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hello again from the Vega Baja where Summer has arrived in the last few days!
I really enjoyed solving this puzzle but, as usual, writing the hints was far harder than the solve! I’m beginning to think Jay (presumably) is doing this on purpose to make my life difficult! This is my 10th blog of a Wednesday puzzle and for the first time we have a pangram, which I didn’t spot until putting in my last answer! (Has the DT slipped in a Shamus puzzle I wonder?).

There are a few tricky clues in this so I’ve given it 3* for difficulty but at least there are also a few easier ones to give you a start.

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