June 12, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2036

Toughie No 2036 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi all.  Another Tuesday and another Dada Toughie to enjoy.  It’s difficult for me to rate this one, as all was going smoothly until I became inexplicably stuck on a couple of interlinking pairs of clues which refused to budge, but fell readily enough after a bit of shut-eye. … Continue reading

DT 28763

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28763

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Today we have a sparkling puzzle filled with opportunities to say nice things.  I thought it offered a well-judged balance of straightforward clues providing footholds and more complex constructions offering penny drops, topped off with several big smiles.  And it includes a generous selection of beverages.  Recommended.

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