June 14, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2038 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2038 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Bufo is otherwise engaged today so I’ve been drafted in for a second appearance this week (not a chore when Micawber is the setter).
A few of the clues had me scratching my head as to what to underline as the definition and I had to resort to a cold towel to decipher 4d, so I thought this was trickier than what we normally get from Micawber – thanks to him for the entertainment.… Continue reading

DT 28765 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28765

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. Although today’s crossword is missing a few of Ray T’s trademark clues I’m sure it is one of his. I thought it was very much in the middle of his range of difficulty but, as I know I always say, I find it impossible to judge both difficulty and enjoyment when I know I’m doing the hints so I’ll be interested to see how the rest of you found it.… Continue reading

ST 2954 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2954

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 3rd June 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Superb as per usual – if it wasn’t for the splendid 25a and 14d, I might raise my usual quibble about the number of clues in a row requiring something to be inserted into something else, but I’ll just content myself with awarding 4* for enjoyment rather than 5.… Continue reading