September 9, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1462

Toughie No 1462 by Giovanni

Too Much Looking Up

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

I prefer Toughies with complex wordplay to those with many obscure words and no less than five of the answers today were words that I didn’t know. For most of them the wordplay was pretty straightforward, but it still meant that I had to look them up in Chambers to verify that I’d got them right and to check their meaning.… Continue reading

DT 27902

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27902

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

We still keep that hoping Spring is nearly here but the succession of cold Southerly conditions that we have had recently is giving a different opinion. At least the days are getting longer and a few early flowers are making a tentative appearance.
One blogger only today as grandmother duties are required in Wellington for a few days.
A few answers in the NW corner caused a bit of head scratching but generally it went together much as we expect a Jay puzzle to do, with the usual generous helping of fun.

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