Daily Archives: July 7, 2017

Toughie 1843

Toughie No 1843 by Elkamere

        Hints and tips by Dutch

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

How delightful to have an Elkamere puzzle on the day his Macclesfield S&B crossword meeting kicks off. I found today’s puzzle somewhat trickier than his last few, but I still managed to complete it in what for me is 3* difficulty time.… Read More

DT 28473

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28473

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs. My thanks to BD, Senf and Pommers for minding the shop while Mrs DT and I have been on our travels in Belgium and France, and apologies to Jean-Luc that, once again, our plans to visit Hyères did not come to fruition.… Read More

Autumn Masterclass (November 2017)

Crossword Masterclass for Aspiring Setters and Advanced Solvers

Brighton, Saturday 4 November 2017

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A message from Guardian setter Boatman:

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DT 28468

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28462

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 1st July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This Saturday puzzle didn’t take long to solve or draft the review, but I wonder whether people who weren’t looking at the clues as carefully as I was would notice the number of times in a row that particular types of clue were used.… Read More