March 3, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1562

Toughie No 1562 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I was surprised how quickly I finished this one. I was expecting a much stiffer challenge and thought that the 4- and 5-letter words might hold me up at the end.… Continue reading

DT 28052

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28052

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where spring seems to have arrived. Makes a change from having the proverbials frozen off in England last weekend – brrrr!

I’m pretty sure that this one is a RayT puzzle as all the indicators are there.  However, not much in the way of innuendo and there are six anagrams which is unusual.  There are a few tricky bits but enough gimmes to get you going so I don’t think it will frighten any horses too much.

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ST 2836

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2836

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Sunday 21st February 2016

It is so hard to think of something original to say when reviewing a Sunday puzzle as they are all so splendid.  I think I’ll just single out the lurkers for special mention this time – they seem to get more well-hidden each week.

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