June 27, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1836

Toughie No 1836 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty ** –  Enjoyment ***

 

Hi all.  I hope you are well.  Today we have a nice feathery offering from Warbler, with only a few bits of beak and claw to watch out for, suitable for anyone (or at least, anyone who likes anagrams) to have a go at. … Continue reading

DT 28464

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28464

Hints and tips by Mr Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment **/***

 

Hello, everyone.  Perhaps I’m still a bit down after last week’s discovery that there is apparently nobody aged under 35 solving the back-page crossword, but I didn’t find a lot of sparkle in today’s puzzle.  There are several stretched definitions, more repetition than normal, and the US President makes yet another appearance in a clue.  On the other hand, there’s nothing too difficult here and it’s a puzzle that I would have appreciated back when I was starting to learn about cryptics.  I’m interested to hear how others found it.… Continue reading