September 1, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1666

Toughie No 1666 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Another enjoyable puzzle of average difficulty. I was not really fooled by the incorrect enumeration at 3 down in the online version (or by the rogue white square in the grid).… Continue reading

DT 28208

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28208

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola peeps, long time no see!  For whatever reason I seem to have been busy on Thursdays this summer so the last blog I managed was DT 28160, way back on 7th July. Thanks to Kath for standing in.

It’s back to normal now and I’m greeted by what has to be a RayT production. All the hallmarks are there.  Short clues, synonyms stretched till they squeal, two lurkers, a first letters clue and Her Majesty making an appearance.  I thought it a bit tricky in places and somehow lacking some of the usual RayT ‘zing’, but perhaps that’s just me after a break from blogging.  I’ll be interested to see what you all make of it.

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ST 2862

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2862

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 21st August

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****



Morning All! This was about two-star for difficulty with a couply of great long anagrams and some brilliantly deceptive surface readings  in my opinion.

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