April 14, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1586

Toughie No 1586 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

A typical offering from Micawber which was most enjoyable without being too taxing. My only real problem was with 20 down where I didn’t know the drink and had to work it out from the wordplay

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DT 28088

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28088

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja and welcome to a very enjoyable puzzle. I’m pretty sure it’s a RayT production – it’s all short clues, some slightly stretched synonyms, a couple of lurkers, Charles’ mother makes an appearance, there’s a bikini almost covering the top and a son chasing skirt.  It’s gotta be a RayT with all that hasn’t it?  It was heading for a comfortable ** difficulty but then I stalled a bit in the NE corner so *** it became.  I’ll be interested to hear what you all make of it.

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ST 2842

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2842

A full review by gnomethang

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Sunday, 3rd April 2016

Morning All! A very quick solve on the plane to Spain the wekend before last. Many more hidden word clues than normal and still a reasonably fun solve.

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