February 23, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1766

Toughie No 1766 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

An interesting puzzle in which Excalibur displays her usual quirkiness. A slow start while I was getting on the right wavelength was followed by a steady solve of most of the puzzle.… Continue reading

ST 2886

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2886

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 12th February

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

A rare thing – a Sunday puzzle with no *s by candidates for favouritism – I must have enjoyed it all equally Continue reading “ST 2886”

DT 28358

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28358

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where we are experiencing a spell of unseasonably warm weather. It feels more like the end of March than mid-February. I understand that temperatures are actually forecast to reach virtually unheard of double digits in the next few days.… Continue reading