Toughie 1977

Toughie No 1977 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

We have a theme today in a Toughie which is quite pleasant but reasonably gentle. Thanks to Firefly for the entertainment.

Please leave a comment telling us how you fared and what you thought of it.… Continue reading >

DT 28674

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28674

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Just one Kiwi in the blogging chair this week as Carol is away in the South Island for a few days.  
Jay as consistently reliable as even, always fun to solve.… Continue reading >

Toughie 1976

Toughie No 1976 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Ciao gente adorabile!  Giovanni seems to be full of Italian spirit this week.  I found this distinctly al dente: a proper Toughie, even if not quite one of the fearsomely fiendish f-monsters that we can have fun fighting with on a Friday.… Continue reading >

Survey Results

Results of Survey 3

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Mr K here again.  A big thank you to the 979 blog readers who filled out our recent survey.  It is gratifying indeed to see how many blog visitors were willing to take the time to complete a rather long survey.  Extra thanks to the 275 of you who left insightful and substantial comments under Question 12.  BD and I have read every comment, and I’m including some of them below.… Continue reading >

DT 28673

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28673

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  Today's puzzle is a little unusual because it features only one anagram.  However, the setter has kindly provided other routes into it, and overall I judged it about average on the difficulty scale.  It also delivers the level of enjoyment that we've become accustomed to on a Tuesday.  When you've finished here, you'll find the results of last week's survey posted on the home page.… Continue reading >

DT 28672

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28672

Hints and tips by Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Good day from Reeth in The Yorkshire Dales where MP and SS have spent the weekend enjoying Coventry Rugby Clubs massive win against Darlington Mowden Park. I have ticked off a bucket list “must do” by visiting the highest pub in Great Britain The Tan Hill Inn.… Continue reading >

ST 2940 (Hints)

 

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2940 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg – where temperatures have at last ‘warmed up’ to seasonal levels but there is still plenty of wind chill to make one think otherwise.

Birthday Bash pictures are in the Gallery!… Continue reading >

DT 28671 (Hints)

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28671 (Hints)

Big Dave’s Saturday Crossword Club

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If you haven’t already done so, please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey.  Your views are important to us.  Don’t keep putting it off – the results should be published on Tuesday, so there’s not much time left.


As is usual for the weekend prize crosswords, an assortment of clues, including some of the more difficult ones, have been selected and hints provided for them.

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