Monthly Archives: September 2017

NTSPP – 399

NTSPP – 399

A Puzzle by Prolixic

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DT 28546 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28546 (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 1891

Toughie No 1891 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve had the joy of blogging an Elkamere. I missed one over the summer, and some have appeared on other days.… Read More

DT 28545

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28545

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a damp September day.

I fairly rattled through today’s puzzle from Giovanni, with the four long anagrams around the outside providing lots of checkers.… Read More

DT28540

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28540

A full review by Crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 23rd September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I found the bottom of this Saturday Prize Crossword a lot harder than the top, and unusually for me, went into 3* difficulty time for a back-pager.… Read More

Toughie 1890

Toughie No 1890 by Beam

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I’m standing in for Bufo today. I didn’t know who the compiler was at the time of solving but I should have guessed from the maximum clue length of 8 words.… Read More

DT 28544

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28544

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty */**Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I don’t have any idea who set today’s crossword. I quite enjoyed it but thought it was probably the most straightforward back page cryptic that we’ve had for some time.… Read More

ST 2917

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2917

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 17th September 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! Im Back from a holiday and straight back into a hellish job. This was my first solve back and my rustiness showed but there were some great clues here.… Read More

Toughie 1889

Toughie No 1889 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Excalibur is a fairly rare visitor to Toughieland on Wednesdays and today she’s given us a typical example of her quirky style with some clues working much better than others.… Read More

DT 28543

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28543

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

 

Kia ora from Aotearoa.
                Well what’s new in our part of the world since we last wrote.
We have had a General Election which involved one of us with a few days work in an Advance Voting Place and then a marathon 14 hour day issuing and then counting votes on Saturday, the official Polling Day.… Read More