April 17, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1380

Toughie No 1380 by Elgar

100 not out!

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Congratulations – this is Elgar’s 100th Toughie. In today’s Telegraph it says “Congratulations to Elgar on his 100th Toughie in The Daily Telegraph (plus another six Christmas Day special Toughies on the Telegraph Puzzles website).”… Continue reading

DT 27778

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27778

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from the Caravan Club site at Castleton in the Peak District, where we’re spending a few days.

I found today’s Giovanni quite tricky – well into *** time – though, like last week, I couldn’t really see what had held me up once the answers had emerged.… Continue reading

DT 27773

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27773

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday, 11th April 2015

One of those puzzles that seemed to take longer than it actually did to solve.  I’ll forgive the number of instances of ‘take a letter off’ clues as the anagram indicators are splendidly original this week.  … Continue reading