February 6, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1132 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1132 by Giovanni

It didn’t cause much bother

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I didn’t find this particularly difficult despite the presence of several unfamiliar answers and the thought needed to work out the wordplay for the last 2 or 3 answers

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DT 27406 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27406

Hints and tips by archy and mehitabel

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

It may be the blog’s fifth birthday this week but today is important for a different reason.  It’s the debut of the latest recruit to BD’s team of bloggers.  Someone already well known to all of you, it’s Kath, one of the most popular contributors to this site.  It’s a sort of toe-in-the-water day but I’m sure that when you’ve seen her work you’ll agree with me that it won’t be long before she’s flying solo!  By the way, I’m the cockroach and Kath’s the alley cat!

Anyway, on to the crossword.  For me it was a tricky little rascal and it nearly crept into **** time. Perhaps that’s just me though as I’m not always on RayT’s wavelength. I’m pretty sure it’s him due to the innuendo, laughs and Her Majesty turning up.

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ST 2728 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2728

A full review by crypticsue

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

A Virgilius crossword with four fourteen letter clues always appears  to take longer to sort out than most, but actually  it didn’t take that long to solve at all.

 

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