April 22, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1591

Toughie No 1591 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Sparks told us he’s going through the standard grids systematically and this is his 4th toughie in a row with double-unches (two consecutive unchecked squares). Sparks has use these for a nina before, and looking for one during the solve has made this puzzle all the more enjoyable.… Continue reading

DT 28090

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28090

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 16th April 2016

Apparently this crossword didn’t take me long to solve.   Bashing out a quick review has revealed that there seems to be an awful  lot of inserting something into something else

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DT 28095

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28095

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on an overcast morning, where we were woken early by the sound of chainsaws and a chipper as one of our neighbours had his cupressus hedge reduced in height.… Continue reading