December 23, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1522

Toughie No 1522 by Elkamere

It Helps if You Watch the Telly

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

Thanks to Elkamere for a proper Toughie which is very enjoyable. There’s a reasonable amount of general knowledge required here (some of which is a lot easier if you watch British TV) and I suspect that some of the clues (10a, 1d and 5d, for example) will cause difficulty for non-Brits.… Continue reading

DT 27992

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27992

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty * – Enjoyment ***

 

Our Pohutukawa trees, that we featured at this time last year, are just starting to take on their crimson mantle once again. A reminder to us that it is time to wish Jay, plus all the other setters, Big Dave and our team of fellow bloggers, and all the hordes of commenters who make this site such a wonderful community, A Very Merry Christmas.
Jay seems to be in gentle mode today and, despite there being only one Kiwi in the blogging chair again, it all went together without too much resistance.

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