June 15, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1830

Toughie No 1830 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Thanks to BD for covering for me last week. I think the week off must have dulled my brain because this puzzle took quite a bit longer than I thought it was going to.… Continue reading

DT 28454

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28454

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from a warm and sunny Los Alcazáres and welcome to what I’m pretty sure is a RayThursday.  All the signs are there, short clues, initial letters clue, a lurker, a reversed lurker, stretched synonyms and Her Majesty making an appearance but somehow it seemed to lack the usual sparkle so perhaps it’s merely an imitation.  I thought it was a little on the tricky side but that might just be me suffering from last night’s curry and red wine.
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ST 2902

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2902

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 4th June

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

Morning All – I found this an excellent puzzle – nice and tricky with some wonderfully diverting surface readings

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