August 3, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1649

Toughie No 1649 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

More often than not Micawber Toughies appear on Wednesdays which means that I’m a lucky blogger. This one is as entertaining as usual. I found the top half easier than the bottom, though my misreading of the 9d clue probably contributed to that.… Continue reading

DT 28183

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28183

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Today seems to be one of those days when everything happens at once. Arranging quotes to have double-glazing installed, getting a satellite dish installed, buying online some golf clubs for a friend and making pumpkin soup for visitors coming tomorrow all seem to be encroaching on blog writing time.… Continue reading