Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Toughie 1859

Toughie No 1859 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A stunningly good puzzle from Notabilis showing some very tidy cluemanship and trademark precision. I enjoyed this immensely. It took me 3* time to complete the grid, but it took a little longer before I had the full parsing for 17a, 19a, and 4d.… Read More

DT 28497

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28497

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs. Another bright sunny morning which, if the rest of the week is any guide, will give way to cloud and rain later.… Read More

DT 28492

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28492

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Saturday 29th July

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

Apart from mutterings about long gone actresses, this puzzle seemed to go down well on Saturday. Mr CS (who doesn’t do cryptic crosswords but quite often listens as I mutter away to myself) thought 10/11a was a brilliant clue.… Read More