March 1, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1560

Toughie No 1560 by Dada

Hints and tips by Toro

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

I rarely look at grids, but this one is like a sandwich cut diagonally with stubborn joins of crust in the corners. There is a lot of headscratching and fun to be had in the long words round the edges (four of 11 letters and four of 14), and overall this was a really enjoyable and amusing puzzle from Dada.… Continue reading

DT 28050

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28050

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

It’s quite a relief to find the blog up and running this morning – massive thanks to BD for his herculean efforts over the past few days.

I don’t really like giving a puzzle one star for difficulty, because it’s probably a bit dispiriting for anyone who’s struggled with it.… Continue reading