November 30, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1926

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

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

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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