We are 9 (Jan 2018)

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 9 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 27th January – any time between 12 noon and 7.00 pm. Continue reading “We are 9 (Jan 2018)”

Toughie 1946

Toughie No 1946 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Are Beam puzzles getting easier or have I just got used to the style of them. Certainly I don’t find them anywhere near as tricky as I used to.… Continue reading >

DT 28627

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28627

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty **/***Enjoyment ***

Hello everyone. I don’t know who set today’s crossword but it’s not Ray T. In general I thought it was fairly plain sailing although my last few answers took longer than they should have done hence the extra star for difficulty.… Continue reading >

ST 2931

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2931

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on Christmas Eve 2017

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

Having time at the start of Christmas Eve to draft this review before a later than usual walk and then lots of Christmas food preparing, I sorted it all out early while thinking about all the ‘not more seasonal clues’ grumpies would be in their element with this splendid seasonal offering.… Continue reading >