February 11, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1550

Toughie No 1550 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was on Firefly’s wavelength this morning because most of the answers went in during the first read-through and the rest followed fairly quickly. My impression when solving it was that there were too many bitty anagrams but I may be wrong about that.… Continue reading

DT 28034

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28034

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Hola from the Vega Baja where we’re having an unseasonably warm spell and no sign of Imogen. It was 24C yesterday afternoon and the forecast is for it to be similar into next week. I’m not complaining!

Those of you who like anagrams will be complaining today as there are only three in this puzzle.  There are, however a lot of charades and loads of messing about with single letters. Somehow it didn’t really float my boat but I’m sure others will like it. I’ll be interested to read your comments.

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ST 2833

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2833

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 31st January 2016

Another lovely Sunday puzzle – slightly trickier than usual – and with what I think is probably the most splendid clue yet for a ‘lurker’.

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