December 8, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1722 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1722 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I made very heavy weather of this and I’m not sure why because there’s nothing particularly obscure in it. Maybe I’m having a bad day because my routine has been disrupted by the presence of workmen replacing a door and a window.… Continue reading

ST 2876 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2876

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 27th November

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment *****

 

Once again my piece of paper has a minor galaxy of stars by the clues I really liked, hence the award of 5* for enjoyment.   Hard to pick just one but if pressed, I’d choose 16d

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DT 28292 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28292

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where the temperature has been hovering around the freezing mark. Mother Nature seems to be toying with us — giving us a few inches of snow, taking it away, giving us a few inches more.… Continue reading