January 6, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1739

Toughie No 1739 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

 

It was fun to sort out some tricky wordplay and cryptic definitions in this solid offering from Osmosis. For once, I spotted the pangram during the solve and was even able to use it.… Continue reading

DT 28317

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28317

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a cloudy and damp South Staffs. Happy New Year to you all.

A couple of long anagrams to give some checking letters, and nothing really obscure from Giovanni today, so a relatively straightforward ** for me.… Continue reading

DT 28312

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28312

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 31st December

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

 Morning All! I hope y’all had a cool Yule!. I should have been home for this puzzle but was unfortunately delayed in the sunshine due to fog at Sarfend airport. I found this fairly enjoyable but not too tricky apart from a couple of less than familiar words.

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