January 20, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1747

Toughie No 1747 by proXimal

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

Two weeks ago when Dutch emailed me to ask if I’d like to stand in for him this Friday while he was off on his travels, we discussed who we thought the setter might be today.  … Continue reading

DT 28329

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28329

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold and frosty morning.

I finished today’s Giovanni in ** time, but it felt harder than that as I was doing it.… Continue reading

DT 28324

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28324

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 14th January

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Oh dear – normally I write the introduction at the same time as I draft the review on a Saturday afternoon, but for some reason I didn’t do so, and now it is Thursday evening and I can’t remember what I thought about the crossword. I haven’t marked any favourites on the solved crossword and the ratings would seem to indicate that I found it fairly average for a Saturday Prize Puzzle.

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