June 21, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2042

Toughie No 2042 by Giovanni

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I had no real problems until I ran out of steam when I reached the NE corner.

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DT 28771

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28771

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

Hola from the Vega Baja on a pleasantly warm morning.  I don’t know who today’s setter is but I suspect it’s the same one as on Thursday two weeks ago.  Again, it’s not my favourite puzzle but you will probably disagree.  There are ten clues requiring the insertion of something into something else and eight clues involving anagrams which are my two least liked clue constructions.  It’s a bit tricky in places and I nearly went for **** difficulty but after looking at the clock decided to leave it as ***. I wonder what you all thought of it.
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ST 2955

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2955

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 10th June 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It is becoming harder and harder to think of something original to say about the weekly treats from Virgilius.… Continue reading