March 2, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1770

Toughie No 1770 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

A pleasant puzzle that went in smoothly apart from a slight hold-up in the NW corner. When writing the blog I discovered that I hadn’t looked at 24 down which turned out to be a word I’d never heard of though the answer was obvious from the wordplay.… Continue reading

DT 28364

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28364

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **Enjoyment ***/****

Hello everyone. It’s not a Ray T Thursday so those of you who don’t get along with him can relax – I’m not going to make any wild guesses as to who set today’s crossword as I’ve been wrong many times before.… Continue reading

ST 2887

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2887

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 19th February

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment *****

So much to enjoy in yet another splendid Sunday puzzle.   I bet even Kath had a whole galaxy of stars by ‘clues she liked’; I certainly did, although I’ve managed to whittle down the list to nominate 20a as my favourite Across clue and 26d as my top favourite Down clue.

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