August 22, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1245 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1245 by Firefly

It’s all Greek to me!

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

One of the easiest Friday puzzles for quite a while. A lot of the clues are of the kind recently described as “cut-and-paste”, requiring various bits and pieces to be added or removed.

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DT 27575 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27575

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a bright but cool morning.

A couple of usages which may be unfamiliar today, but as usual Giovanni’s wordplay makes the answer reachable.

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DT 27570 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27570

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 16th August 2014

I thought it was just me being exhausted after nearly two weeks of “holidaying” and Granny duties, but it turned out that quite a lot of other people thought this was a trickier than usual Saturday puzzle.

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