September 21, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1886 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1886 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I didn’t find this overly difficult until I stalled on the last few answers (mostly in the SW corner) and then stalled even more trying to work out the wordplay for 23 across.… Continue reading

ST 2916 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2916

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 10th September 2017

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

Another lovely Sunday crossword – full of the things we expect from Virgilius – a lurker or two, some splendid cryptic definitions, and for the blogger nice easy-to-explain surface readings.… Continue reading

DT 28538 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28538

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where summer has finally arrived. Temperatures are nudging 30° C and the skies are virtually cloudless. This weather is typical of mid-July, not mid-September. Mind you, I am not complaining but just enjoying it while it lasts.… Continue reading