February 17, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1763 ~ Posted on

Toughie 1763 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by KateR

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

 

A brilliant puzzle from Elkamere which didn’t seem overly difficult except for, well, a few difficulties experienced by each of us.  We both made generally smooth progress but Dutch was somehow slowed down in NE and should have seen 8d much earlier. … Continue reading >

DT 28353 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28353

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs where after some brightness yesterday the relentless gloom of this winter has returned. At one stage yesterday it looked as though I might have difficulty posting this set of hints, but – fingers crossed – it seems that BD and Cloudflare have fought off the barbarians again.… Continue reading >

DT 28348 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28348

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 11th February

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

Saturday Prize Puzzles aren’t quite what they used to be – they certainly take a smidgeon more teasing out, although there’s always room for an ‘old friend’ – this week’s ‘pal’ being 26a.  Brian asked the other day that bloggers explain double definition clues, so I’ve done what he requested, and I hope it helps, particularly as we had several this Saturday.  

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