December 15, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1935 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1935 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 123rd Telegraph Toughie, and it’s excellent as usual. “Difficult” would not be an appropriate word  for today’s puzzle. I managed to get a full grid without too much of a struggle, though I was left with a couple of parsing issues to sort out.… Continue reading >

DT 28611 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28611

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs. Another dusting of snow in the night, followed by a bright start to the day.

We have a pangram from Giovanni this morning, with nods both to the Ashes cricket and the approach of Christmas.… Continue reading >

DT 28606 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28606

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 9th December 2017

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I’m back from having to work long hours in a particularly unpleasant job. Many thanks to crypticsue for covering for me, I hope to be back to normal routines for the foreseeable. This was a fairly typical Saturday puzzle with a couple of easy starters and a couple of head scratchers.

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