May 11, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1601

Toughie No 1601 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

This is not one of Micawber’s more difficult puzzles but, as always, it’s really enjoyable. My last answer was 6d – I had to rack my brains to remember the phrase for a life of ease, which I think has fallen out of fashion.… Continue reading

DT 28111

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28111

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Last weekend the duck shooting season started in New Zealand. This always has the effect of sending huge numbers of extra water birds to seek refuge in the estuary next to us which is a protected sanctuary.… Continue reading