June 1, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1613 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1613 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

The grid meant that quite a lot of the answers had an unchecked first letter which made this puzzle more difficult that it might otherwise have been. Straight from the starting gun three of the long answers (21a, 3d and 5d) leapt out at me from the definition and enumeration but after that it was a steady but rather plodding progression to the finish line.… Continue reading >

DT 28129 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28129

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Early this morning, before we could go out in the car, we had to melt the ice on the windscreen. Guess this means we have had our first (albeit light) frost of the winter.… Continue reading >