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Macclesfield S & B (2016)

Macclesfield Sloggers & Betters
Friday 18th / Saturday 19th March 2016

A message from Dean Mayer (Anax/Loroso/Elkamere):

“Why this didn’t occur to me before I have no idea, but Macclesfield has a perfect S&B venue in the Snow Goose.  It’s a cosy alpine themed café bar on 3 levels.  On Friday evening there will be musical entertainment in the form of LeLounge, a chilled out duo featuring Looby & Dave, friends from the covers band I used to be in.… Continue reading

Toughie 1530

Toughie No 1530 by Dada

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I didn’t have many problems in filling in the grid but then it took me almost as long again to decide how the last couple of clues worked.… Continue reading

DT 28004

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28004

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***/****Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. This is the last time I’m doing the hints for a while – we’re off on a long trip on Sunday and not back until the beginning of March so I’ll ‘see’ you all then.… Continue reading

ST 2828

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2828

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 27th December 2015

Was it too much ‘Christmas’ that made me slow to get started on this one? Lots to enjoy within, some of the clues I really liked (for various reasons not all crossword related) were 20a, 8d and 26d.

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