February 2018 – Page 2 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1975

Toughie No 1975 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Mr K

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

 

Hello, everyone.  With Dutch off skiing this week, it’s fallen to me to welcome you all to a fine Notabilis Toughie.  I believe that this is my first encounter with one of his puzzles. … Continue reading

DT 28670

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28670

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold and frosty morning.

Nothing too 14a from Giovanni this morning, with only a couple of clues which needed to be teased out, and not very much General Knowledge.… Continue reading

DT 28665

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28665

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 17th February 2018

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

I didn’t have any problems with the NW corner, unlike other solvers on the day, but it did take me a smidge longer than I’d have expected for a Saturday puzzle.… Continue reading

Toughie 1974

Toughie No 1974 by Myops

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello everyone.  No, it’s not Tuesday again already!  Bufo is otherwise engaged today.

This is only about the second Myops I’ve done and I found it a bit different. … Continue reading

ST 2938

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2938

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 11th February 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! There are some wonderful clues in this!

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought. You can also add your assessment by selecting from one to five stars at the bottom of the post.

Continue reading “ST 2938”

DT 28669

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28669

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa where the temperature is well above freezing, it has been raining, the snow is melting, and flooding is starting to be a concern in parts of the region.… Continue reading

Toughie 1973

Toughie No 1973 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

This is the first time I’ve had a Donnybrook Toughie to blog and I found it a gentle but pleasant experience. There are lots of proper nouns and at one stage I thought there was going to be a mini-theme relating to scientists but we only got as far as two examples.… Continue reading

DT 28668

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28668

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Last week we mentioned the cyclone Gita that was causing damage in Samoa and Tonga and could be coming our way. It did continue on its inverted “S” track down the Pacific until eventually reaching us in the last few days.… Continue reading

Toughie 1972

Toughie No 1972 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello lovely Tuesday Toughiers.  I really enjoyed this puzzle and, thanks to being tireder than usual and more winey (hopefully not more whiney), I got to spend longer on it than I probably otherwise would have. … Continue reading

DT 28667

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28667

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Today's puzzle has quite an international flavour.  It takes us across Europe (where we exercise a few foreign words), through the Middle East, over to Canada and the US, then Down Under (where we catch up on the news), and finally back to a town in Berkshire. … Continue reading