April 20, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1589

Toughie No 1589 by Petitjean

A cakewalk

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I am a great fan of Petitjean’s quirky puzzles but I thought that this one was probably more suited to the back page than the Toughie slot. There are some enjoyable clues but too many seemed very straightforward (especially if, as in the case of 15a, you’ve blogged pretty much the same clue in yesterday’s back-pager).… Continue reading

DT 28093

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28093

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It is end of first term school holidays here and we have all three of our granddaughters staying with us for a few days. As we write this Alice and Bea, both 12, are off riding their bikes while 5 year old Milly is drawing in her book and watching bemusedly what her strange grandparents are doing.… Continue reading