November 3, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1702 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1702 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Most of this went in without too many problems but then it took me a long time to finish it off (and even longer to work out the last few bits of wordplay).… Continue reading >

DT 28262 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28262

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Hola from the Vega Baja where the Indian summer continues. It was shorts weather yesterday, which is most unusual in November, and it’s looking pretty good for today.

Perhaps it’s just me being on good form today, and I’m sure that there will be some who disagree, but I found this to be the easiest RayT puzzle ever. On first pass I got all but two of the acrosses and then every one of the downs so the whole thing was over in a flash. It did raise a few smiles along the way and I enjoyed it while it lasted so I’ve gone for 4* enjoyment.  I’ll be interested to see how you all found it.
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ST 2871 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2871

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 23rd October

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Morning All! – I found this a very straightforward solve but the review highlighted a number of clues that were very concise and also in other cases fairly wicked/playful. I think Tilsit mentioned those on the day. Top stuff!

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