February 2, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1754

Toughie No 1754 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I mad harder work of this than I should have done. I ought to know by now that Beam is very good at hiding lurkers so why did it take me ages to spot two of them today?… Continue reading

DT 28340

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28340

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning everyone and welcome to what I’m pretty sure is a non-RayT Thursday, but I’m not going to hazard a guess as to the setter.  The puzzle was easily finished and would have been a 1* apart from one clue which held out for quite some time and pushed me into 2* time.  I’ll be interested to see how you all got on with it.
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ST 2883

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2883

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 22nd  January

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

Another great Sunday puzzle which cheered up a proper winter’s day, with freezing fog and ice that never thawed.  My favourite was 19a, although there were quite a few ‘runners-up’ for the title.

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