February 10, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1759 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1759 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Today we have Elgar’s toughie number 115 and accordingly the puzzle contains a number of related connections, as with his last four puzzles here. I found this difficult but immensely satisfying, and I enjoyed unravelling the theme.… Continue reading

DT 28347 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28347

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold, grey day.

I fairly rattled through today’s Giovanni, with nothing causing any hold-up.

In the hints below, the definitions are underlined.… Continue reading

DT 28342 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28342

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 4th February

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A pangram this week, with double unches and cryptic definitions galore – this was a slightly different Saturday puzzle to the ‘norm’ but it still didn’t take long to solve, and the clues were very ‘blogger friendly’ when it came to typing out the explanations, even allowing for a couple of quibbles, one considered quite major by the commenters on the day!

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