May 11, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1810 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1810 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I’m back this week after last week’s misfortune when I switched the computer off before my email to Big Dave had begun its journey. All went smoothly with today’s puzzle until I came to a halt with just the NE corner unfinished.… Continue reading >

DT 28424 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28424

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja on a cloudy but warm morning.  This one doesn’t feel to me like a RayT production but all bar one of the clues fit his word count limit, Her Majesty makes an appearance and there’s a reversed lurker so you never know.  Whoever the setter is he or she has given us an enjoyable puzzle which won’t frighten too many of the horses and will raise a smile or two.  If you like double definitions you’ll be happy because there’s five by my count.
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ST 2897 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2897

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 30th April

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Morning All! This solve just stayed in the one star territory for me but had some great clues; my favourite, as senf, was 1d.

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