February 27, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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