August 18, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1658 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1658 by Shamus

How’s Your French?

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

I thought this was another worthwhile solve. There weren’t too many giveaways but I managed to maintain steady progress until the end (although I took some time to work out 1 across).… Continue reading

ST 2860 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2860

A full review by crypticsue
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This puzzle was published on Sunday 7th August
BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

 

Another superb crossword – this one had everything – lurkers, a typical Virgilius clue which I marked as my favourite (15d), some splendid d’oh moments  (including my runner up, 23d) and even a “I bet Brian won’t like this”  – what more could a solver and blogger ask for on a Sunday morning?

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post. Continue reading “ST 2860”

DT 28196 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28196

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we have been — according to one’s outlook — either enjoying or suffering through a hot, dry, sunny summer. I place myself firmly in the former camp.… Continue reading