July 1, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1422

Toughie No 1422 by Elkamere

Grot? Not today

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

So, what have we today? Lots of containment-type clues, lots of reversals, exactly six anagrams (as is usual from this setter), smooth surfaces and some beautifully disguised definitions – it all adds up to a very enjoyable puzzle from Elkamere.… Continue reading

DT 27842

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27842

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Our regular morning walk takes us past a series of small ponds. Today, the behaviour of the resident ducks seems to indicate that Spring is not too far away for us. As we were recently unjustly accused of posting pictures of fornicating frogs, perhaps we should not elaborate further and just concentrate on this Jay puzzle.
The one that gave us most trouble today and pushed our solving time to the top of our three star range was 7d, and there are several others that required a bit of extra work too.

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