March 29, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1576

Toughie No 1576 by Warbler

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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

Well, here we are at the start of another Toughie week and what a nice and gentle way to ease into it. I like a Warbler puzzle and this one is quite enjoyable, but I just felt I was typing ‘an anagram’ too often.… Continue reading

DT 28074

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28074

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s nothing too scary for the gee-gees today. Most of my time this morning was spent in trying to find the origin of the 1a term. Do let us know how you got on and how well you liked it.… Continue reading

Posting of comments

Update: Commenting should be back to normal. Thanks to someone on the WordPress Support Forum who identified the culprit as an update that was applied this morning to the CloudFlare plugin. A new version of this plugin has corrected the problem.


There is a problem with email addresses being incorrectly flagged as invalid.  It is under investigation.  In the meantime I have suspended the check for a valid email address. … Continue reading