January 19, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1955

Toughie No 1955 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Today is Toughie No 1955 marking Mr Sheffieldsy’s birthyear, congratulations. Mine was yesterday. I was hoping we would have a Notabilis today, it seemed about time. My first one in was 1d, where I wasn’t sure about the anagram indicator and even started wondering if it was the right setter (to avoid blaming myself), but then everything else fell into place beautifully.… Continue reading

DT 28640

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28640

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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Good morning from South Staffs on a bright, frosty morning.

Nothing Biblical from Giovanni this week, but a few words which gave me some pause during the solving process.… Continue reading

DT 28635

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28635

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 13th January 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A pretty standard Saturday puzzle that I solved in about two star time. There were some divertingly constructed clues that were quite enjoyable to fathom even if the answer pretty much presented itself from the checking letters (although that might not reflect everybody’s solving experience!).

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