November 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

DT 27660 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27660 (Hints)

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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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DT 27659 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27659

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on another damp,grey November day.

I was heading for * time until I was brought up short by 26a, and it took a little while first to identify the definition and secondly to parse it..

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DT 27654 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27654

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 22nd  November 2014

Lovely, straightforward start to my Saturday solving. The fact that there are six anagrams and, as Caravaggio commented “… this puzzle evoked memories of Saturday’s past”, I think this week it is thank you to Cephas rather than one of  the Saturday  Mysterons.

 

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Toughie 1300 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1300 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A straightforward Thursday puzzle. Only the time spent justifying the last couple of answers raised it above 1* for difficulty.

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DT 27658 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27658

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone – it’s a real November morning in Oxford. On the plus side I’m sure we have a Ray T crossword. It has all his trademarks – short clues, a bit of innuendo although not as much as sometimes and the Queen puts in an appearance. I found some of it quite tricky.

We have some pictures! Thanks to those who have encouraged and helped me – they know who they are.

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ST 2770 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2770

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 16th November 2014

A relatively fast solve with just a couple to hold me up at the end.

 

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Toughie 1299 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1299 by Osmosis

A Bit of a Tease?

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

Having got all the letters on the top row I was convinced that we were going to get a message round the periphery but nothing more emerged (unless I’m missing something). I made heavier weather of this than I normally do with Osmosis and there are a couple of clues which I’m not sure that I’ve correctly interpreted – so I’m looking forward to your better explanations.
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