December 29, 2017 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1943

Toughie No 1943 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Well, the last toughie of the year. As in previous years, Micawber gives us an “end-of-year” toughie packed with clever references to happenings during 2017 – and what a year it has been.… Continue reading

DT 28622

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28622

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from a soggy South Staffs. All the Christmas visitors departed yesterday, and suddenly the house seems very quiet.

Giovanni will test your knowledge of elderly comics and Victorian horse-drawn transport today, but as usual the wordplay will enable you to find the answer.… Continue reading

DT 28618

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28618

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 23rd December 2017

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

Quite a few seasonal references, as we’ve come to expect on the Saturday before Christmas. Lots of double definitions, anagrams and ‘putting something after something later in the clue’.… Continue reading