July 23, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1435

Toughie No 1435 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is my first time for blogging a Samuel puzzle. The answers went in fairly easily until I was left with the last few. There were some less familiar terms which caused me problems.… Continue reading

DT 27861

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27861

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ****

Good morning everyone. Without any doubt at all this is a Ray T Thursday. I thought it was a fairly tricky one but, as I’ve said lots of times before, I find it really difficult to judge when I know that I’m doing the hints.… Continue reading

ST 2804

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2804

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 12th July 2015

I was away visiting No 1 son and his family in Northern Ireland (see 18d below) when this puzzle was published so didn’t get have the pleasure of solving it until later in the week.   I also carefully avoided looking at the Hints & Tips provided by Big Dave and the comments, as I didn’t want my view of the puzzle to be influenced before I’d even started it.   I agree with those who enjoyed themselves and am grateful to our setter both for the entertainment and the subsequent explanation of why the clue for 3d wasn’t quite right!

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