June 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1630 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1630 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I always start with the down clues and thought I might be in for a hard time when I only solved one of them on the first read through.… Continue reading

DT 28154 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28154

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. This isn’t a Ray T Thursday – I have an idea of who it might be but I’ve been wrong so many times that I think I’ll keep my suspicions to myself and wait and see if anyone calls in to take ownership.… Continue reading

ST 2853 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2853

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 19th June 2016

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

 

I found this slightly trickier than some recent Sunday puzzles but as enjoyable as ever.

Please a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post. Continue reading “ST 2853”

DT 28153 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28153

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Since we wrote our last blog, news from your side of the world has dominated the media here. The football: our support is naturally with England where so many of our friends and connections are.… Continue reading

Toughie 1628 ~ Posted on

Toughie 1628 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

 

Hello everybody, and welcome.  Today is an excellent day to join the Tuesday Toughie club.  We have a friendly puzzle which could have flown over from the back page, brought to us on the wings of a cryptic warbler.… Continue reading

DT 28152 ~ Posted on

DT Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28152

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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

Good Morning from an extremely muggy Shropshire. Today’s puzzle appears to me to be somewhat of a curate’s egg. I enjoyed the solve, but having completed the review I’m now not so sure.… Continue reading

DT 28151 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28151

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Good morning. The turfing team are busy laying turf in our bar ready for Wimbledon Fortnight.

Stuart Lancaster’s men have proven themselves in Australia under Eddie Jones.

I cannot understand how the England football team will manage to win any games without scoring any goals.… Continue reading

ST 2854 (Hints) ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2854 (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