March 30, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1995

Toughie No 1995 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

I always enjoy a Notabilis – everything is so tidy and accurate, with precise definitions nicely worked into the surfaces. The pangram helped to correct the answer I’d originally bunged in for 25a.… Continue reading

DT 28700

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28700

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs this Good Friday, where the weather is wearing a suitably penitential aspect.

Giovanni has provided us with a crossword appropriate for the day, but either the master has slipped up, or there has been a glitch in the editorial process, in that the definition in 20d in the paper (and online at the time I solved the puzzle) is, in my view, incorrect.… Continue reading

DT 28695

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28695

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 24th March 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Not often on a Saturday that it helped to ‘start with the Downs’ but that was my experience with this particular crossword

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