September 2013 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 27295 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27295 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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Toughie 1057 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1057 by Firefly

Childhood Memories

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

One of the problems with themed puzzles is that if the theme is cracked early on then the rest falls into place very quickly. This was certainly the case for me. The surface readings of the clues with the thematic answers are well-chosen to fit the stories associated with those places.

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DT 27289 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27289

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

There must have been lots of entries for this week’s prize puzzle as it was extremely  easy and in some places hardly cryptic at all.

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Toughie 1056 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1056 by Shamus

15-Letter Anagram Day

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

I was obviously not on good anagram-solving form this morning because I made heavy weather of 3 of the 4 long anagrams. As a result this puzzle took me longer than it should have done. I suspect that anyone who solved these anagrams quickly would have found this to be a fairly simple puzzle.

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ST 2709 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2709

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Another splendid start to Sunday morning.   My top favourites were 6a and 5d but there were lots of runners-up.

 

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