December 19, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Christmas and New Year Puzzles (2017/2018)

Christmas and New Year Puzzles

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Puzzle publication and closing dates over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Toughie 1936

Toughie No 1936 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello and welcome one and all.  I’m a little bleary-eyed today as we’ve just had an early extra Christmas with those of the family sensible enough to be jetting off to warmer climes for the thing itself. … Continue reading

DT 28614

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28614

Hints and tips by Mr K

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

 

Hello, everyone.  We have another fine puzzle today.  It’s sprinkled with general knowledge included in what I think is the best way, namely with the answers being gettable from the wordplay and the post-grid fill research on the unfamiliar ones presenting an opportunity to learn something interesting.  Enjoyment was further increased by battling with some nice examples of misdirection.  I look forward to hearing what you made of it.… Continue reading