November 9, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1914 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1914 by Shamus

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I had difficulty getting on the right wavelength today and took longer than I perhaps should have done. I then had problems parsing the last couple of answers.… Continue reading >

DT 28580 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28580

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning all and welcome to what is definitely not a RayThursday.  I have no idea who the setter might be but it’s certainly not RayT and it won’t be Shamus as he’s in the Toughie slot today.  The anagram lovers among you will be well pleased as I count eight of the clues being all or partial anagrams.
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ST2923 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2923

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 29th October 2017

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

Some commenters wondered whether this was a Virgilius production but it does have a lurker and the usual dependence on inserting something into something else, so I’m going to disagree with them and say it was him just as it is every Sunday.… Continue reading >