March 19, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1363

Toughie No 1363 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I had difficulty judging the difficulty of this puzzle because it was done in short bursts. This morning I was left in charge of a (nearly) 6-year-old and a dog both of whom seemed to think that I should be playing with them instead of solving a lousy crossword.… Continue reading

ST 2786

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2786

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 8th March 2015

Morning All!. I am in 5 star territory for some of the misdirection and surface readings here. This was one of the most fun crosswords to have been completed by me in the last 2 years. The re-solve and review brought some subtleties out that I missed previously. Thanks Brian!

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DT 27753

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27753

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where spring appears to be just around the corner. Although we are experiencing wild fluctuations in temperature (from plus 10° C one day to minus 20° C the next), the snow banks are quite noticeably receding.… Continue reading