July 3, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1424

Toughie No 1424 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Congratulations Notabilis on your 100th Toughie! What an achievement! I was impressed that the previous Notabilis toughie was readily solvable with just newspaper and pen (I was sitting in a caravan with no dictionaries or WiFi).… Continue reading

DT 27844

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27844

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a fine, sunny morning. Here’s hoping that this post appears without the bother we had last week.

I thought Giovanni was in benign mood again this week, and went through the crossword with no particular difficulty.… Continue reading

DT 27839

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27839

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on 27th June 2015

The perfect crossword for a very busy day – I don’t think I noticed when I was solving but it becomes apparent when preparing the review that nine of the clues require the insertion of something into another word.… Continue reading