June 5, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2032

Toughie No 2032 by Busman

Hints and tips by Kitty

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


Hello and welcome to Hinterland’s 2032 Toughie service from Clues to Answers via Parsings.  Your setter today is Busman and your hinter is Kitty.

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DT 28757

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28757

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty */** Enjoyment ***


Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-page blog.  My impression, backed up by the solving times appearing on the Telegraph Puzzles Site leaderboard, was that today’s puzzle is more straightforward than average.  Those who chase fast solving times should be happy, and those who feel that parsing doesn’t matter and that the job is done when the lights are filled with the correct letters will have time for other things.  I don’t understand those attitudes, because I like to savour pleasurable experiences and make them last.  Of course, the only thing that really matters is that you enjoy your crossword solving, however you do it, and I do hope that you enjoyed this puzzle.  If you haven’t commented before, please consider delurking today to share what you got out of it and to tell us about your experience with cryptic crosswords.

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