January 27, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1541

Toughie No 1541 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is a pleasant puzzle of about the right level of difficulty for a midweek Toughie. Anagram lovers will be disappointed that Kcit appears to be following Beam’s lead in cutting down on them.… Continue reading

DT 28021

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28021

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

As we are writing this, our guests to whom we said farewell a few hours ago, will be on the ferry crossing Cook Strait and threading their way through the labyrinthine passages of the Marlborough Sounds to the South Island. It has been wonderful having them with us and we are missing them already. But back to the matter in hand and today’s Jay puzzle.  We thought it was quite tricky with the NE corner the last to yield and, as we found it harder than average, have given it four stars for difficulty to match the enjoyment rating.

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