March 21, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1989

Toughie No 1989 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

I enjoyed this puzzle where what difficulties there were came from clever misdirections rather than obscure vocabulary (good). I wonder whether Donnybrook has decided to adopt Ray T’s style because all the clues are succinct with none straying over eight words, all the answers are single words and the Queen makes an appearance (no innuendo as far as I can see, though). … Continue reading

DT 28692

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28692

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Just one of us in the blogging chair again this week. This means that it is all put together with ‘hunt and peck’ typing which, although it is quite appropriate for a kiwi, does rather slow down the process.… Continue reading