June 23, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1835

Toughie No 1835 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by KitKat

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

 

A big hello to you all from South Kensington.  While Dutch takes time away from hinterland to spend time instead in Dutchland, KitKat have stepped in to produce our first joint blog created in the same place. … Continue reading

DT 28461

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28461

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Hello from a rather warm Los Alcázares.  Actually I say it’s rather warm, which it is, but the UK seems to have been a degree or two hotter than here for the last few days. The difference is that here we have another twelve weeks of the hot stuff to look forward to.

This puzzle is definitely one from the “new” Giovanni as there are no obscurities and little or no religious references. It’s a pangram but I didn’t notice until I’d completed the puzzle so it didn’t help me in the slightest.  I enjoyed it a lot.  It’s got a few tricky bits but it fell together reasonably well so I’ve gone for two star difficulty. I’m sure some of you will disagree.
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