January 4, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1737

Toughie No 1737 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I’m not sure if it’s a deliberate policy to stiffen up the Toughies in 2017 but after yesterday’s trickier than usual Tuesday puzzle we have another today which I found harder than average for a Wednesday.… Continue reading

DT 28315

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28315

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
Our first post of 2017 so Happy New Year everyone.
Our Pohutukawa trees now have a carpet of red underneath them. Their spectacular Christmas display is only short-lived and the trees do not even observe the usual custom of waiting for Twelfth Night to remove their decorations.… Continue reading