October 9, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1480

Toughie No 1480 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This was nicely difficult without being fiendish, and I hope it will satisfy both those looking for a challenging Friday Toughie as well as those of us who want the puzzle to remain accessible to mere mortals.… Continue reading

DT 27928

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27928

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Buon giorno da Roma, where we’re spending a very pleasant week in shirtsleeve temperatures. Yesterday we joined what seemed to be half the population of the planet in visiting the Vatican Museum – still well worth it despite the crush.… Continue reading

DT 27923

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27923

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 3rd October 2015

Morning All!. I found this quite straightforward apart from the dreaded 8a which I still don’t like and a couple of clues where I led myself down the garden path or else missed the wordplay. The rest was quite straightforward with a few clues that I quite enjoyed.

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