August 26, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1663 ~ Posted on

Toughie 1663 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Welcome everyone to Toughieland, today brought to you by Elgar.  For me, this puzzle elicited smiles throughout and was well worth the effort.  I found it not impenetrable and was able to get started fairly readily – and if finishing it was considerably harder work, this was at least partly down to silliness on my part.… Continue reading

DT 28203 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28203

“A, you’re a necessity ….”

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Greetings from tropical Warrington. Time for a Friday battle with the Don, although there were points today where it didn’t feel like one of his puzzles. Very enjoyable, although somewhat on the gentle side for the Friday spot.… Continue reading

DT 28198 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph No 28198

A full review by crypticsue

This puzzle was published on 20th August 2016

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BD Rating – Difficulty **- Enjoyment ***

Another Saturday, another fairly straightforward crossword – although I have to say that hoping it was going to be a pangram did help with solving my last one, 20a, as I’d never heard of this type of cover.

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