December 18, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1520

Toughie No 1520 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Much to like here, nice deception, great definitions, surprises, and as always Notabilis is wonderfully fair – I particularly appreciated the extra help with the plants (unflowering plant, low-growing plant), even though the answers are common enough.… Continue reading

DT 27988

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27988

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a slightly less gloomy morning than many we’ve had this month.

A gentle Giovanni this morning, with some seasonal flavour.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading

DT 27983

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27983

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 12th December 2015

Typical Saturday crossword  –  whilst solving the puzzle,  I did notice  the number of times I had to remove a letter from  a word, but hadn’t quite realised how many anagrams there were until I typed the review.

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