December 24, 2015 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1523

Toughie No 1523 by Firefly

Somewhere over the Rainbow

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

I’ve had to give this 4 stars for difficulty because of the ridiculous length of time it took me to see 5 down even with all the checking letters in place.… Continue reading

DT 27993

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27993

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I’m prepared to have a guess at who set this one but more about that later. Not surprisingly there’s a theme today – we have a couple of religious characters, some carols, pantomimes and a game, food, decorations and festive greetings, Granny’s been on the booze and, inevitably, someone has a terrible cold – all in all a typical family Christmas.… Continue reading

DT 27989

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 27989

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment **

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 19th December 2015

Unlike most of the commenters on the day, it took me longer than usual to get on the setter’s wavelength, probably due to having half my brain working on various festive ‘things to do’.

This is my last review before Christmas so Seasons Greetings to my fellow bloggers, all the setters and commenters and lurkers too.

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ST 2826

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2826

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 13th December 2015

Morning All! This was a three-star puzzle for difficulty and had some lovely observationl clues where you had to look hard to find and follow the instructions.

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