March 18, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1362

Toughie No 1362 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I was helped considerably by getting the four long answers round the periphery pretty quickly and this one didn’t pose too many problems until I got to my final couple of clues in the SE corner, where some head-scratching was required.… Continue reading

DT 27752

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27752

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Our news has been dominated this last week by tropical cyclone Pam. She was a very severe, force 5, storm that developed way north of us and caused huge devastation and some loss of life in Vanuatu a few days ago. She then headed south towards New Zealand, but following the usual pattern, lost some intensity as she moved out of the tropics and passed just to the east of NZ. On the way, she did take a back-handed swipe at some of the coastal areas in the NE but no major damage resulted. We, on the SW coast of the North Island hardly noticed a thing.
Today’s puzzle from Jay we found a little breezier than normal, and it brought us loads of fun.

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