June 2, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1823

Toughie No 1823 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by crypticsue

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

What we have today is a rare sighting of a Telegraph Toughie crossword that does what it says on the tin. A challenging  solve, with plenty of entertainment along the way, requiring a serious amount of thought to both solve the clues and then parse/explain them.   There is a nice helpful Nina which assists when trying to decide whether you are on the right lines with your thoughts on a couple of the Across clues.

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DT 28443

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28443

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hi everyone.  As Deep Threat is on hols you’ll just have to put up with me doing a bit of deputising.  I have blogged on Friday before but as far as I can see the last one was 27th December 2013 so it’s a fair while since the Don and I locked horns.  This was a pretty fine puzzle with no real obscurities and no religious bits so not one to overtax the little grey cells. I enjoyed it and will be interested to hear your views.
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DT 28438

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28438

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 27th May

BD Rating – Difficulty * Enjoyment ***

A read and write Saturday puzzle so I bet the postman delivering the competition entries to DT Towers had quite heavy load this week Continue reading “DT 28438”