June 6, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1824 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1824 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi all.  I’m a bit distracted of thought and bleary of eye today so I’m really not too sure what I made of this.  I didn’t have too many problems for the most part but sorting out my last few answers took some time and cogitation.… Continue reading >

DT 28446 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28446

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday blog.  Today we have a puzzle packed full of clues with smooth surface readings and free of anything that required a visit to the interwebs for clarification.  I found it a steady solve producing plenty of smiles.  I have my suspicions about the setter’s identity, and I have illustrated accordingly, but I’m keeping my guess to myself because in hindsight I think I might have misattributed the pangram we saw a fortnight ago.  But please feel free to speculate, and perhaps we’ll be rewarded with a visit from the setter if you’re right (or even if you’re wrong).… Continue reading >