November 19, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1503

Toughie No 1503 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I really struggled with this one. It didn’t help that my brain’s anagram function appeared to be switched off because I made hard work of the 9-letter anagrams.… Continue reading

ST 2821

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2821

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 8th November 2015

I did agree with other solvers on the day that this crossword provided yet another fine start to Sunday morning.

However, I bet none of the commenters noticed what I did once I started to draft this review. Almost half of the clues are ‘insertion’ clues – I’ve had to type the word ‘inserted’ eight times, and there were five other clues requiring you to put something inside something else.   I’ve deducted half a star from the enjoyment rating as this week I ended up a little grumpy whereas normally blogging the Sunday puzzle gives you twice the fun than any other day’s crossword review.

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DT 27963

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27963

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we have — for the most part — been enjoying a warmer than normal autumn. However, colder days are surely just around the corner.… Continue reading