October 20, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1903

Toughie No 1903 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Another quality puzzle from Notabilis. There are two little ninas and some cute adjacent clues (19a, 201a, 1d, 2d). On doing the review I appreciated the clueing even more.… Continue reading

DT 28563

 

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28563

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a dank, damp October day.

A touch of the ‘old’ Giovanni today, with some scriptural and ecclesiastical references and the odd bit of archaism.… Continue reading

DT28558

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28558

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 14th October 2017

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

A smidge trickier than some Saturdays (or perhaps it was just the result of fitting it in to a very hectic Saturday).… Continue reading