August 25, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1871 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1871 by Sparks

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

This is our very first effort at writing a Toughie blog and we have been anxiously waiting all week to see who the setter would be. As it turned out we need not have worried as Sparks has given us a not too fiendishly difficult and very enjoyable puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 28515 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28515

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a fine, sunny morning. My thanks to Senf for stepping in last week while I was otherwise engaged.

I was making rapid progress through today’s Giovanni until I hit a mental block at 10a, which became my last one in and accounts for the *** difficulty rating.… Continue reading

DT 28510 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28,510

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 19 August 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Solved between a day at the beach and a lovely meal with lots of visiting relatives (three different types of lasagne, since you ask).… Continue reading