April 15, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1378

Toughie No 1378 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I’m giving this three stars for difficulty with an optional additional one if I count the extra time I spent trying to parse 19d (and I’m still not sure that I fully understand it).… Continue reading

DT 27776

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27776

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Winter has arrived here with attitude. A cold southerly front moved up over the country a couple of days ago bringing wide-spread snow in the South Island and even snow on the hills to the east of us. Unheard of in April! Our daily walk went from light shirt, shorts and sandals one day to long trousers, thick jackets and woolly hats the next. Whatever happened to Autumn?
Jay, by contrast, has been much less changeable and given us another entertaining puzzle to blog.

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