April 7, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1791

Toughie No 1791 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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

Greetings from Warrington! We finish the Toughie week with a very enjoyable challenge from Sparks, one that causes a bit of head scratching but leaves you satisfied when the last letter goes in.… Continue reading

DT 28395

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28395

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a bright, sunny morning.

Plenty of General Knowledge needed this morning, with perhaps an emphasis on matters nautical and ornithological. But the wordplay from Giovanni should enable solvers to reach the right answers.… Continue reading

DT 28390

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28390

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 1st April

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment **

I solved this crossword while having a cup of tea after the weekly shop, then went and helped Mr CS with some (ongoing and seemingly endless) tree surgery, had lunch, solved three more puzzles, more tree surgery, drafted the NTSPP review and then turned back to this puzzle.   I found when I did my usual ‘type it into Telegraph Puzzles to make sure its right’  [and yes I do wait for the clock to tick round to my actual solving time before pressing ‘submit’] that I didn’t remember any of the crossword at all.  Drafting this review proved that it was both simple to solve and explain, just sadly didn’t make that much impression on me compared with the other puzzles I solved on Saturday.


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