June 19, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2040

Toughie No 2040 by Excalibur

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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.  Clicking on the Answer buttons will reveal the answers.  In some hints hyperlinks provide additional explanation or background.  Clicking on a picture will enlarge it.  Please leave a comment telling us how you got on and feel free to ask about anything that's not clear or not covered.

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