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Toughie 1470

Toughie No 1470 by Elkamere

Is that a gun in your pocket?

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

I do enjoy an Elkamere puzzle. By his standards this is on the gentle side but it’s very entertaining and full of his trademark well-concealed definitions and clever wordplay.… Continue reading

DT 27914

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27914

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

“Kia ora. Kiwis are normally shy creatures who spend most of the day asleep and come out only at night, but we have emerged, blinking into the light to bring you our very first review of a Wednesday puzzle. It has taken much beak scratching.
We have been solving and enjoying Jay’s puzzles for several years now and regard them as a consistent yardstick for Telegraph Cryptic Crosswords. Jay, we feel honoured to be blogging your puzzles.”

The above is a ‘cut and paste’ from DT 27603 that appeared here on 24th September 2014. Our very first blog!
A year on and we are still finding the process good fun, and we are certainly much less nervous about it than we were.
Enjoy today’s Jay, we did.

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