September 7, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1878 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1878 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Tilsit

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Warrington. I’m rather relieved this is on the easier side of things as I’ve had to do this from the clue list without a grid. Nothing terribly taxing and some nice clues to make you smile.… Continue reading >

DT 28526 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28526

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Morning all and welcome to RayThursday and a rather violent thunderstorm.  Yep, throwing it down here which is certainly not in this weather forecast https://www.eltiempo.es/almoradi.html .

Anyway, to the puzzle.  I quite enjoyed it but I won’t be at all surprised if some of you complain about stretched synonyms and generally being on a different wavelength. I’ve gone for ** difficulty because I found the left hand side pretty straightforward (*) but the right hand side fairly tricky (***) so on average ** it is. Was it just me or did others find it so as well?
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ST 2914 ~ Posted on

Sunday Cryptic No 2914

A full review by crypticsue

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

On the day this was published, I said that it was one of those puzzles where I really wished it was my turn to do the review, but that I’d probably get into trouble with the favourites police person as I had so many clues vying for the gold medal spot.… Continue reading >