February 13, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1968 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 1968 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi everyone.  Excalibur is here today to brighten Toughieland with a puzzle in her distinctive style.  I found it below average difficulty for a Toughie, but I had to stop and use my 28a in places. … Continue reading

DT 28661 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28661

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to a solid back-page puzzle.  Nothing out of the Tuesday ordinary here, which is fine with me.  I've been told that yesterday's was not like that, with an unusual grid that led both Rabbit Dave and silvanus to pose statistical questions to me in their comments.  I've addressed those questions here, thinking that they might be of wider interest.  So, if you are interested, just click on the following spoiler boxes to see the relevant data.… Continue reading