August 26, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1454

Toughie No 1454 by Beam

No Brahms?

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

I don’t expect too many protests today that this one isn’t tough enough. There’s a lot of fairly complicated wordplay – no complaints from me on that score but I did calculate that two-thirds of the clues (20 out of 30) involve ‘container’ type constructs which does seem a bit excessive but it may be a by-product of having no anagrams at all.… Continue reading

DT 27890

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27890

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Just a couple of hours before writing this we had the privilege of walking our youngest grand-daughter Milly to school. This is just her third week there and she happily skips along beside us holding our hands. Yesterday she proudly brought home the Totally Terrific Me Bag that she had been awarded. Ah, the joys of being grandparents. We will miss them all when we go home again at the weekend.
Another fine puzzle from Jay once again, the solving time was right at the top end of *** difficulty for us today. Thankfully, a much easier Quickie pun to cope with than last week’s one.

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