April 2016 – Page 2 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1592

Toughie No 1592 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome everybody. This is the first Samuel puzzle I have attempted properly and I very much enjoyed it.  There was some fresh clueing which really hit the spot for me as well as quite a lot of reversing and a few insertions, all of which I personally like much more than charades.… Continue reading

DT 28098

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28098

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Good morning everyone from a sunny, no overcast, no sunny again (you get the drift) Shropshire. OK, hands up who knew it was going to be me from now on in the Tuesday back page blogging chair?… Continue reading

DT 28097

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28097

Hints and tips by selfless Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

I solved this at 2.15 am before bed and started reviewing at 7.15am. Such is Miffypop’s love for his Monday’s little angels that he sacrifices the joys and benefits that come with marriage to Saint Sharon in order to satisfy the great need for enlightenment that exists out there in crosswordland.… Continue reading

ST 2845 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2845 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, a number of the more difficult clues have been selected and hints provided for them.

Don’t forget that you can give your assessment of the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 28096 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28096 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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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