May 13, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1603 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1603 by ProXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I find ProXimal one of the more difficult setters and it took me close to 5* time to finish this. Plenty of inventive clueing. Enjoyment increased when I was writing the review, as you’ll see!… Continue reading >

DT 28113 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28113

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. I have to go out early, so no pictures or music this week.

It took me a while to get 3d, my last one in, and that pushed today’s Giovanni puzzle into *** territory for me.… Continue reading >

DT 28108 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28108

A full review by crypticsue

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

This puzzle was published on Saturday, 7th May 2016

For once the backpage crossword actually appeared on the back of the paper last Saturday.  I found it an interesting mix of the old friend, the ‘I wonder what our overseas solvers will make of this one?’ and a grid in which even I, a long-standing non-noticer of grids,  couldn’t fail to spot the double unches. … Continue reading >