Monthly Archives: August 2017

NTSPP – 394

NTSPP – 394

A Puzzle by Radler

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DT 28516 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28516 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.… Read More

Toughie 1871

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.… Read More

DT 28515

 

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.… Read More

DT 28510

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).… Read More

Toughie 1870

Toughie No 1870 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

The bottom half went in reasonably quickly but I had more of a problem with the top half. But it all came good in the end and it was a very enjoyable exercise

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Read More

ST 2912

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2912

A full review by Crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 13th August 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The only grump I had with this splendid Sunday crossword was the fact that the clue for 25a emerged from the printer on a separate piece of paper.… Read More

DT 28514

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28514

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where the summer has been a mixed bag but generally cooler and wetter than normal. On Monday, we witnessed a partial eclipse of the sun.… Read More

Toughie 1869

Toughie No 1869 by Messinae

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Thanks to Messinae for a pleasant puzzle with a mini-theme. We could perhaps have done with a bit more variety in the types of clue since nearly half of them involved a container/insertion type construct.… Read More

DT 28513

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28513

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
             Over the last few weeks we have been putting together our next overseas adventure. As well as arranging flights and itineraries we have had to deal with a rather involved process to obtain visas and then get some inoculations.… Read More