February 9, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1967 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1967 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A good and very satisfying Friday toughie from Sparks with plenty of inventive clueing. I found this fairly difficult and had to phone a friend for 5d. The bottom half went in much quicker than the top for me, and I’d made a mess by using a related word for 1a – I should have paid more attention to “pseudo”.… Continue reading

DT 28658 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28658

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a damp grey February morning.

It’s Friday, it’s Giovanni, and there is the usual mix of references to religion, science, classical mythology and General Knowledge, all perfectly fairly clued.… Continue reading

DT 28653 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28653

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 3rd February 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! A lot of charades today and a couple of very good cryptic/double definitions. The solving time took me into 3 star territory.

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