April 20, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1798 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1798 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

Many thanks to all for your good wishes for my cataract operation last Tuesday – all went well. The only problem is that my eyes are currently out of sync which makes reading and writing more difficult.… Continue reading >

DT 28406 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28406

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hola from the Vega Baja on a bright sunny morning.  I’ll stake my non-existent reputation as a setter spotter on this puzzle having nothing at all to do with RayT, even though it is his turn this week.  Some parts of the puzzle are quite good but for me it’s slightly spoiled by too many uses of very similar or even identical elements of wordplay, on two occasions in consecutive clues. I’ll interested to hear your opinions.
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ST 2894 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2894

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 9th April

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

Morning All! Some fine cluing as always. I managed to get this reviewed prior to my trip – I amcurrently golfing in Portugal for my friend’s 50th which is today. Happy Birthday to John ‘The Rooster’ Rooney.

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