September 22, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1678 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1678 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

A gentle and unexciting solve. My only question mark concerns the parsing of 1 across.

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Across

7a    AC/DC power in a CV (7)
BIODATA: ‘AC/DC (as a sexual orientation) + a hypothetical force once thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena + ‘in’ + A.… Continue reading >

ST 2865 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2865

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 11th September

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

I enjoyed myself greatly while solving this crossword, with a whole galaxy of stars by clues I liked, although I’ve settled on one favourite just to keep the favourite-policeperson happy.   I was toying with awarding five stars for enjoyment but found that I had to type the word ‘anagram’ quite a lot, not to mention noting the number of times something had to be inserted into something else, including a couple of anagrams in there too, so I’ve decided to stick with 4*.

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DT 28226 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28226

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where summer has been hanging around until the last possible moment — but it seems that it will make its exit both officially and in practice today.… Continue reading >