July 13, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1846

Toughie No 1846 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Kitty

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


Hi everybody.  As I was remiss and didn’t include pictures on Tuesday I am required to make up the time on today’s puzzle.  Or perhaps, BD had already offered it to me in Macclesfield. … Continue reading

DT 28478

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28478

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning all and welcome to another RayThursday.  It was a game of two halves for me.  I went through the across clues and only got four of them so I thought I might be in for a fair old struggle.  Then I went through the downs and got all but three so with all those checkers in place the puzzle just sort of rolled over and wanted its tummy tickled.  It was a bit of fun while it lasted but I’m sure some of you will have had a different experience. Continue reading “DT 28478”

ST 2906

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2906

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on Sunday 2nd July

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All! This comes to you from the beautiful and sunny city of Vienna/Wien in Austria. I’m flying back today after a couple of days work which I managed to finish overnight on the first day. This meant that I had an opportunity to have a wander around and sampple the sights and sausages. A place to recommend.
This was a solid puzzle that I solved very quickly but I think that I just got lucky.
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