November 17, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1710

Toughie 1710 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, you chosen few granted access to the site and who have elected to join me here in my little corner.  A big welcome to your Bufo replacement blog service, brought to you by Kitty while our usual Thursday Toughie man relaxes on holiday.… Continue reading

DT 28274

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28274

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja on a bright and sunny morning.  Looks like a nice day ahead once it warms up a bit.

Maybe it’s me not being on good form today, or perhaps RayT took on board my comment that his last puzzle was the easiest ever, because either way this one is a much sterner test, or at least I thought so.  It’s the usual 4* enjoyment though as there are some clever bits of wordplay and some amusing surfaces.  A lot of you disagreed last time so it will be interesting to see how you found this week’s offering. 
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ST 2873

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2873

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 6th November

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

 

The usual joy and a pleasure to solve and review – my favourite clue (and it was hard to pick just one) was the typical Virgilian 26a

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