June 19, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2040

Toughie No 2040 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi everybody.  I didn’t have much trouble with most of this, but had to sleep on the last couple (9a/7d).  I’m not quite sure why, but it meant that I felt obliged to up the difficulty rating a little. … Continue reading

DT 28769

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28769

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-page blog.  This week we have a solid puzzle with some intricate wordplay that I enjoyed unpicking.  In the hints below most indicators are italicized and definitions are underlined. 

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