July 22, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1643

Toughie No 1643 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Notabilis’s usual smooth surfaces, clean elegant wordplay and nicely disguised definitions make for another enjoyable puzzle today. This took me over 3* time since I struggled to finish the left hand side.… Continue reading

DT 28173

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28173

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where some overnight rain has reduced the temperature a little.

Actually solving today’s Giovanni didn’t take me long, hence ** for difficulty, though in some cases it took me rather longer to sort out the explanation so that I could write the hint.… Continue reading

DT 28168

Daily Telegraph No 28168

A full review by gnomethang

This puzzle was published on 16th July 2016

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

 

Another typical Saturday puzzle, the only controversy being the spelling of the jet-setter in 7d.

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