December 28, 2016 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Double Toughie 100008 ~ Posted on

Double Toughie No 100008
An Arrangement for 3 and 14 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

The puzzle can be found under the Giant General Knowledge menu as No 100,008 and the solution can be found under the Giant General Knowledge menu as No 1,100,008

From clues to the eight answers entered in cells shaded grey, a consecutive arrangement of the (3-7 inclusive) letters of one member of a thematic octet must be removed before solving.… Continue reading

Toughie 1733 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1733 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

We’re now into Crimbo Limbo, the hiatus between waving farewell to the last scrap of turkey and the breaking of the first New Year’s resolution, so many solvers should have plenty of leisure time to tackle the Toughie – this one, however, shouldn’t take very long at all.… Continue reading

DT 28309 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28309

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
We are  home again now after living a nomadic existence for the last couple of weeks visiting various family members. It’s good to be back on familiar territory, and not having to cope with all the mad holiday traffic.… Continue reading

DT 28300 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28300

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 17th December

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

 

Morning All! I found this an enjoyable solve in about the 2 star difficulty time range

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