June 10, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1619 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1619 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Yes, Dutch who? But what an amazing puzzle we have today. It easily deserves 5* for enjoyment for all the laughs and the cleverness, but wait – not only do we have a pangram (I would have loved to use it in my solve), but we also have an impressive Nina, hinted at by the 14a/17a connection in the clues.… Continue reading >

DT 28137 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28137

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Bonjour from Trèbes, near Carcassonne in South West France. I’m glad to say that the weather has much improved since my report last week, though a little rain later today may be a relief from the 30° sunshine.… Continue reading >

DT28132 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph No 28132

A full review by Crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 4 June 2016

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

 Another Saturday Prize Puzzle that didn’t take long to solve, although there were a couple of clues where I thought ‘I wonder what Brian will think of that’ and some interesting insertion indicators.… Continue reading >