April 18, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1796

Toughie No 1796 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***


Hi all.  I hope you had a most enjoyable Easter weekend.  I’ve been able to spend time with both of my siblings and their offspring, but relative peace is returning.… Continue reading

DT 28404

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28404

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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


Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-pager.  Today’s puzzle is refreshingly free of obscurities and general knowledge.  There’s also no cricket.  It does have a bit of a physics flavour running through some of the clues, but even that doesn’t bring in anything unfamiliar.  I thought difficulty-wise it was about right for a Tuesday, but that it ranked above average for enjoyment.  I’m not going to nominate a setter, but since there were a few smooth surfaces here that reminded me of Mister Ron I’m including a cat picture or two just in case.  As always, if the setter is reading, please remember that we all love to hear from you.… Continue reading