June 20, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2041 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2041 by Messinae

Hints and tips by Gazza

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

Messinae is in uncharacteristically gentle mode today and this one didn’t pose too much of a challenge. Usually I jump all over the place filling in answers as and when I find them but today I was able to start at the top and proceed in a stately manner to the bottom, only held up by having to verify that ‘gin’ in 10a can be a verb and that the fuel in 20a actually exists.… Continue reading >

DT 28770 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28770

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

A beautiful winter’s day for us. Clear blue sky and barely a breath of wind. A light frost this morning but all signs of this were gone well before puzzle blogging time.… Continue reading >