February 5, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1547

Toughie No 1547 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Elkamere has a brilliant puzzle today full of slick surface readings and surprise definitions – plenty of great penny drop moments – and a few easy ones to get us started.… Continue reading

DT 28029

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28029

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where it’s dry and breezy at the moment.

I raced through the top half of today’s Giovanni, but any thoughts of a record time were brought to a halt in the bottom half, where I took a while to get a foothold, and spent ages over 17d, my last one in.… Continue reading

DT 28024

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28024

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 30th January 2016

Morning All!THere were a couple of tricky clues here that led me into *** territory but I quite enjoyed the puzzle on the whole.

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