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DT 28150 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28150 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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Toughie 1627

Toughie No 1627 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This took me into 5* time, but was nowhere near as time-consuming as last week’s proXimal. A very enjoyable puzzle from Notabilis despite what appears to be a small error.… Continue reading

DT 28149

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28149

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Bonjour from La Grande Sologne at Nouan le Fuzelier in Central France, where after two days of 30° temperatures we have a rainy morning with the threat of thunderstorms later.… Continue reading

DT28144

Daily Telegraph No 28144

A full review by gnomethang

This puzzle was published on 18th June 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ***

 Morning All! REviewing this I found a fair bit of formula about the clues but there are a couple of gems in there as well.

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Toughie 1626

Toughie No 1626 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I think I struggled with this more than perhaps I should have done and it took me an above-average time. But I did enjoy the challenge. The corners were done in the order NE, SW, SE, NW

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ST 2852

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2852

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 12th June 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Another Sunday and another chance for me to scratch my head and try to think (in this case without much success) of something original to say about the wonderful cryptic treats we get each week  from the ever inventive Virgilius, without incurring the wrath of the “favourites” police.  

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DT 28148

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28148

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, where the calendar says we are barely out of spring but the thermometer tells us we are in mid-summer.

I do wonder how much attention my review will get today as many of you have a very momentous decision to make.… Continue reading

Toughie 1625

Toughie No 1625 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

When you see Osmosis’s name on a Toughie you can be sure that you’re going to get a lot of detailed wordplay including plenty of insertions and reversals and this one certainly follows that pattern.… Continue reading

DT 28147

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28147

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Kia ora once again from the other end of the planet. Our seasons are still behaving in a bizarre fashion. The shortest day of the year for us yet still warm enough to be out on the golf course in shirt-sleeves yesterday although the rain that has come in this morning will probably cool things a little.… Continue reading