September 11, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1464

Toughie No 1464 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I worked through this systematically, 1a being the first one in, completing quadrants NW, NE, SW, giving me the illusion of control, but I found it hard to get an entry to SE.… Continue reading

DT 27904

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27904

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from County Mayo, where we’re visiting my sister, on a damp Irish morning.

As with last week’s Giovanni, I took a little time to get into today’s puzzle, but the fair cluing meant that after I’d finished I wondered why it had taken so long.… Continue reading

DT 27899

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27899

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on 5th September 2015

Morning All! Not much to say about this one. It was definite Lone Star territory for difficulty (an opinion generally shared on the day) and apart from a couple of clues I didn’t care for much I thought that there were some very good surface readings.

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