January 8, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1531

Toughie No 1531 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I’m always happy when I get to blog an Elkamere. I highly recommend trying today’s puzzle to experience all the fresh, clever, and fun clueing going on. As always, Elkamere gives us masterfully disguised definitions and crisp wordplay.… Continue reading

DT 28005

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28005

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs where there’s a touch of frost this morning, something we haven’t seen for a while.

Not as difficult as last week’s Giovanni, I thought, but the two long Across clues in the middle of the grid took me a little time to untangle.… Continue reading

DT 28000

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28000

A full review by gnomethang

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 2nd January 2016

Morning All! Something of a milestone number and a puzzle that I thought was very entertaining. The last couple of clues pushed it into 3-star difficulty.

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