November 29, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1925 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1925 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

This is a typical Osmosis puzzle (and it’s a pangram) with lots of detailed wordplay although it’s somewhat easier than he can sometimes be. I enjoy deciphering his clues but the large number of insertion/containment constructs in this one did get a bit wearing after a while and became more apparent when I was writing the hints – so I’ve docked one star from my original intention for the enjoyment rating.… Continue reading >

DT 28597 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28597

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.                

We seem to have mentioned weather quite a lot lately but it really is quite phenomenal. After a very wet winter it has now become extremely dry with temperatures that we do not usually see until much later in the summer.… Continue reading >