Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

Toughie 590

Toughie No 590 by Osmosis

In the Can!

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

Greetings from the Calder Valley. Thanks to BD for helping out last Friday when my hospital appointment got messy. I managed to make the Crossword Meet at Birmingham the following day and it was a joy to meet up with Rufus and Eric Westbrook, as well as the other setters and solvers. Thanks to Anax for a grand day and there are some great pictures around especially those taken by Jane Teather. I’m not a fan of pictures of myself, but this is quite a decent one of me wrestling with the Anax special puzzle!

ST 2594

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2594

A full review by Crypticsue

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

If you solve your cryptics in the newspaper or were able to convince the Telegraph Puzzles website to cooperate, then like me you had a lovely treat of a crossword from Virgilius again this week. The top half went in quite quickly but the bottom half was another story, particularly the SW corner where I was held up by several of the craftier clues. As to my favourite clues – as Brucie might say ‘they’re nearly all my favourites’!!

DT 26593

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26593

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

We have a fairly straightforward but entertaining puzzle from Giovanni today. Let us know how you got on with it.

DT 26588

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 26588

A full review by Gnomethang

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

Morning All!. It was fun to provide the hints on the day and my solving time put this into the 3-star territory although a few clues caused some discussion on the day so it may have been harder for some. Reviewing the puzzle a few days later I realized that there were loads of clues her which I found to be well constructed and have given it four stars for enjoyment.