July 7, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

ST 2854 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2854

A full review by Big Dave

This puzzle was published on 26th June 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Gnomey seems to have gone walkabout, so I have put this review together quickly.  While as enjoyable as ever I found this one to be easier than many recent Sunday puzzles.… Continue reading >

Toughie 1634 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1634 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Warrington! As Bufo is sunning himself on a Club 18-30 Ibiza Rave Party holiday, BD asked me to fill his boots for the day.

A nice pleasant puzzle from Petitjean today, which fits well into the Thursday slot.… Continue reading >

DT 28160 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28160

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where it’s very hot and humid and I’ve just heard a rather loud clap of thunder.

I’m pretty sure this is a RayT production as we have the Queen, some innuendo including a nude star and a lot of stretched synonyms.  I rather enjoyed the challenge but I know there will be the usual complaints as there are some whoppers today. Overall it didn’t cause too many problems but perhaps a tad trickier than Ray’s recent offerings.

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