July 21, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1642 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1642 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

On learning yesterday that I was to get a Shamus puzzle today I checked through the archives because I couldn’t remember how I usually fare with them. I discovered that I have never given one less than 3 stars or more than 4 stars for enjoyment.… Continue reading

ST 2856 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2856

A full review by crypticsue
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BD Rating – Difficulty */**Enjoyment ****

I was away from home visiting my lovely grandson (and his mum and dad) when this puzzle was published and, apart from being far too busy having fun, had no access to a printer, so solved this excellent Sunday offering back at work during my Tuesday lunch hour, having managed not to read either the hints or any of the comments in the interim.… Continue reading

DT 28172 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28172

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we are enjoying a spell of hot, mid-summer weather with temperatures headed for the 30°-plus range for the next few days.

There is no doubt whatsoever that today’s puzzle is the creation of RayT.… Continue reading