July 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2064

Toughie No 2064 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

What a lovely surprise to find that Chalicea has joined the Toughie team.  Welcome!  And welcome to you all too.

This puzzle took me about as long as I’d expect on a Tuesday and I really enjoyed it.… Continue reading

DT 28805

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28805

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment **

 

Hello, everyone.  We have a solid puzzle today.  I can't think of much else to say about it.  In the hints below most indicators are italicized, and underlining identifies precise definitions and definitions overlapping wordplay. 

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DT 28804

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28804

Hints and tips by an easy-going Miffypops

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Today’s obituaries include that of setter extraordinaire Nuala Considine. It is well worth a read.

We have Dada to thank for today’s puzzle. It sort of solved itself once enough checkers were in.… Continue reading

ST 2962 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2962 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

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A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg, where, unlike some areas of the country (and parts of the UK), we have cooled down a little even to the point of a high of only 16 degrees on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Toughie 2063

Toughie No 2063 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

We moved house yesterday, after much stress. Later today I go pick up my daughter, son-in-law and grandson from Manchester airport and we’re off to Wales first for a 50th anniversary of the in-laws, then to go chill in our caravan in Pendine.… Continue reading

DT 28802

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28802

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Good morning from South Staffs where the sun continues to shine and the grass to turn brown.

I fairly rattled through today’s Giovanni, hence the low difficulty marking, but as always it is a matter of getting onto the same wavelength as the setter.… Continue reading