March 14, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1985

Toughie No 1985 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

What a superb legacy Petitjean left us! This one didn’t cause me any real problems (apart from trying to decide how the answer to 26a fitted the definition) but it’s great fun with loads of laughs.… Continue reading

DT 28686

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28686

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A definite autumnal feeling in the air now. Significantly for us, the bar-tailed godwits that have been happily feeding on the mudflats of the estuary for the last months have been departing for their breeding grounds in Alaska.… Continue reading