December 4, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 887

Toughie No 887 by Warbler

Spelling it out

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Today the total pageviews on the blog broke through 8,000,000!

Once again Warbler gets the Toughie week off to a gentle but very enjoyable start. You may notice a bit of a theme hiding away in today’s grid!

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DT 27040

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27040

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Today I am delighted to welcome a new member to the blogging team.  Deep Threat is taking over the Tuesday slot, giving Gazza a well-earned morning off.  Some of you may have met him before – he was a brief visitor at Liverpool Street last year and attended the recent S&B meeting in Derby.   BD

Good morning from South Staffordshire, where the sun was shining when I started this post, though the clouds have now rolled in again. My thanks to Gazza and Big Dave for giving me the opportunity to join the blogging team.

I found this a straightforward solve, with no clues that particularly stood out. And I couldn’t find an excuse for one of Gazza’s trademark leggy lovelies.

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