December 18, 2014 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1312

Toughie No 1312 by Firefly

‘Tis the season to be grumpy

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Comments on the last weeksworth of Toughies have been: “a bit flat” (Gazza, yesterday), “run-of-the-mill” (Toro, Tuesday), “neither difficult nor enjoyable” (BD, Friday), and “bog standard” (me, a week ago).… Continue reading

ST 2773

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2772

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 7th December 2014

 

I found this one a tiny bit trickier than recent Sundays – looking back at it ten days later, I have no idea why. As for a favourite, this week it has to be the trademark Virgilius clue – 18d.

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DT 27676

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27676

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where temperatures have been hovering around the freezing point meaning that the precipitation is wavering between rain and freezing rain. It really is quite nasty and makes one look forward to colder temperatures and snow.… Continue reading