November 5, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1495

Toughie No 1495 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This was one of those days when I was on song and completed the puzzle without any significant hold-ups. I’ll be interested to see how others found it.… Continue reading

DT 27951

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27951

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where we’ve just about dried out from last Sunday night’s rain. We had about 3 inches in 90 minutes coupled with a fairly decent gale so it was all a bit interesting. Lots of damage in Torrevieja but Amoradí seems to have escaped unscathed.

I’m not 100% sure about the setter of this one but I did seem to need the slightly mad hat for some of the off-the-wall bits. I really enjoyed it and I almost gave it 5* for enjoyment which I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I’ll be interested to see your opinions of it.
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ST 2819

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2819

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 25th October 2015

Morning All! I really enjoyed this puzzle – It just about hit 3 star territory for difficulty but the stiffer clues were highly enjoyable. Continue reading “ST 2819”