November 20, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1504

Toughie No 1504 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Pleasant and well-clued puzzle today – definitely not too tough so do try. The top half went in very quickly, then I was held up enough in the bottom half to finish in normal toughie time.… Continue reading

DT 27964

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27964

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on another grey day.

I took a while to get onto Giovanni’s wavelength today, so firmly into *** territory for me. Some very easy clues, and others that took a bit of teasing out.… Continue reading

DT 27959

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27959

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday, 14th November 2015

When I’d finished solving the crossword, I decided  this would be an ideal puzzle for anyone new to cryptic crosswords (or a newspaper hoping to increase the number of people entering the prize competition), but judging from a few of the comments on the day, perhaps I was wrong.

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