February 26, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1559

Toughie No 1559 by Elgar

I’ll huff and I’ll puff…

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

The long-awaited first Elgar Toughie for 2016 brings us a lovely themed crossword with the  level of difficulty we expect from him, and always hope for in a Toughie,  particularly on a Friday. Continue reading “Toughie 1559”

DT 28047

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28047

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, with a dry, bright start to the day.

A good many longish words today, some of them a little uncommon, plus the usual bits of general knowledge and Scripture allusions, but I found it reasonably straightforward.… Continue reading

DT 28042

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28042

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 20th February 2016

Morning All! I found the last few clues in this quite tricky, with the dance and the dowry requiring electronic help. All in all there was some fun to be had in solving though.

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