December 13, 2012 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2012/2013) ~ Posted on

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Phil McNeill has kindly provided me with the puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period, and I have produced a table which also includes the dates you can expect to see those puzzles reviewed here.

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Toughie 893 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 893 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I saw that today’s puzzle was by Notabilis and looked forward to a stiff challenge. It didn’t materialise. This was of no more than average difficulty but nevertheless enjoyable.

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DT 27048 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27048

Hints and tips by Digby

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

While pommers (not forgetting pomette) does his filial duties in the f-f-freezing UK, I get to tackle my first Ray T puzzle (for recent recruits to the blog, 6d (Queen) and the Quickie consisting entirely of single word clues, are his trademarks) What can I say? Other than it is a puzzle to bring joy to a dull day. I hope that you all have as much fun solving it as I did. Continue reading “DT 27048”

ST 2668 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2668

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Virgilius was in enjoyably straightforward mode with this  puzzle.   No particular favourites, and as usual with one of his crosswords, no grumbles either, just a very nice start to a sunny, if extremely cold, Sunday.

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