November 30, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1926 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1926 by Stick Insect

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

This was my first chance to blog a Stick Insect Toughie since I was on my travels when his last puzzle appeared on a Thursday. I echo the comments that Deep Threat made on that occasion when he echoed the comments made by Gazza when he blogged the first one.… Continue reading >

DT 28598 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28598

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning all from a rather dank and dismal Vega Baja.  Winter has certainly arrived at last.  I haven’t a clue who today’s setter is as the style doesn’t ring any bells at all.  There’s four longish anagrams to give you a way in, a couple of rather complicated charades and three cryptic definitions.  While solving I thought it was a bit tricky but looking at the website’s timer it’s a solid ** puzzle.  Perhaps I was just lucky in unravelling the anagrams fairly quickly.   Continue reading “DT 28598”

ST 2926 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2926

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 19th November 2017

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

I really enjoyed this Sunday puzzle – lots of Virgilius ‘specials and some lovely surface readings too.

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