April 5, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1998

Toughie No 1998 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I made steady progress with the NE corner being the last to yield. The difficulty was not so much in filling the grid but in working out how some of the clues worked

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DT 28705

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28705

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment **

Hola from a sunny Vega Baja where spring appears to have sprung, although the forecast for the next week is a bit of a curate’s egg.  A bit like this puzzle really. It’s not particularly difficult and there’s some good stuff but also a lot of repetition of bits of wordplay.  For example, there are three clues where you’re given some anagram fodder but you have to remove a single letter from it and I’ve typed “from the clue” seven times in this review, twice in one clue!  Overall it was beginning to irritate me by the time I’d finished it.
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ST 2944

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2944

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 25th March 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment *****

Another Sunday puzzle to make you really pleased you’re the one who is going to do the review.  As has become usual for a Sunday, there is quite a lot of inserting going on again this time

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