November 17, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1919 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1919 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 122nd Telegraph Toughie. I proceeded very steadily, almost smugly, through most of this until I hit the NW corner. This stopped me in my tracks completely.… Continue reading >

DT 28587 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28587

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a gloomy November day.

Though I solved today’s Giovanni in what is a record time for me, I was aided by one piece of good fortune, in that I had just watched a programme on BBC4 where members of the RSC were working on Ovid’s Metamorphoses as translated by Ted Hughes, and that gave me the answer to 17a straight away.… Continue reading >

DT 28582 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28582

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 11th November 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Cephas provided us with a nice straightforward crossword which turned out to be a pangram too.

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