August 2016 – Page 7 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1650

Toughie No 1650 by Petitjean

Petitjean’s Posthumously Published Puzzle

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

I thought this was a bizarre mixture of the blindingly obvious and the somewhat obscure. I thought it was going to be a doddle when the first few answers went in very quickly but I then struggled to finish it off and writing the review was harder work than usual.… Continue reading

DT 28184

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28184

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone – only me! I have no doubt at all that this is a Ray T crossword – it has all his trademarks and anyway it’s his week.… Continue reading

ST 2858

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2858

A full review by gnomethang
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This puzzle was published on Sunday 24th July
BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Morning All! This was just about a two star difficulty but enjoyable as always.

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 2858”

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

Toughie 1648

Toughie 1648 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello and welcome to another Tuesday.  They do come round very regularly.  I shouldn’t have been surprised: after all it was Monday all day yesterday.

Warbler has given us a Toughie which is very much on the gentle side, with plenty of musical content. … Continue reading

DT 28182

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28182

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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

Welcome from a quite muggy Shropshire. I hate to say it, but I didn’t really enjoy todays puzzle from our Tuesday Mr Ron – some of it just didn’t ‘feel’ right.… Continue reading

DT 28181

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28181

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good day to one and all.

The hints and tips below are my attempt to guide you through this puzzle and cut through the mystery that surrounds the cluing of cryptic crossword puzzles.… Continue reading