May 17, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2022

Toughie No 2022 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

I don’t know if my week off dulled my brain but I found this to be quite a struggle. But it was also extremely enjoyable with lots of nice touches

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DT 28741

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28741

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja and welcome to a RayThursday.  This puzzle will probably cause the usual split in opinions as it’s a classic RayT. It has all the usual idiosyncracies and it’s full of stretched synonyms and off-the-wall definitions.  I enjoyed it a lot but thought it a bit of a tricky little rascal. I only got four of the acrosses and six of the downs on first pass and it took me longer to finish than I’ve spent on a DT back pager for ages.  I’ll be interested to see if that’s just me having an off morning or whether it really is a misplaced Beam Toughie.
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ST 2950

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2950

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 6th May 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Solved later in the day than usual, following a visit to the lovely Salutation Gardens in Sandwich. It didn’t take long to solve so I was soon out in our garden enjoying the warm sunshine.… Continue reading