March 3, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1771 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1771 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Notabilis is living up to his cheeky parrot name. A great puzzle which delights in its devious clueing, without being impossibly hard. Very original and a joy to solve.… Continue reading

DT 28365 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28365

Hints and tips by ShropshireLad

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment */**

Good Morning from a rather damp, dreich and dismal Shropshire. I have been given the opportunity to review this Pangram puzzle from Mr Manley as Deep Threat is engaged elsewhere.… Continue reading

DT 28360 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28360

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 25th February

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

Another improved, if fairly straightforward, Saturday crossword, but given the number of other crossword-related things I had to do on the day, I wasn’t complaining.   I would point out the number of times a letter had to be taken off something and also the wrong definition of 20d, which would have led to it only getting ‘average’ enjoyment stars. However, there are some splendid surface readings so I’ve awarded a half star to recognise their part in my solving entertainment

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