June 20, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1832 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1832 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello, and a welcome as warm as today’s Surrey weather to you all.  This is a real treat for me: a Petitjean on a Tuesday.  Having struggled with some of the last PJ Toughies I approached this with a little trepidation, but found it a perfect fit for the billing – really rather gentle, with my difficulty rating just nudged up a tad because I had to guess at a spelling and also didn’t feel completely confident about one of my answers.… Continue reading >

DT 28458 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28458

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday blog.  I enjoyed this puzzle.  Initially it made me worried because no answers leapt out at me in the first few rows, but that concern was soon relieved by the healthy dose of anagrams encountered in the middle sector, and then it was banished by meeting several usual suspects in the nether regions. … Continue reading >