July 12, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2054 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2054 by Donnybrook

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

I had few problems today. There were no words that I hadn’t met before and it all went in fairly easily

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DT 28789 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28789

Hints and tips by a duntish* pommers

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

I have to confess to being rather hungover this morning so the puzzle might be a lot easier than I found it.  There was some serious drowning of sorrows last night after England managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory which nearly matched the level of the biblical drowning that caused that chap Noah to build an ark.
Anyway to the puzzle. I’m pretty sure this is a RayT production as all the markers are there apart from Her Majesty has taken the day off.  Perhaps she too is recovering from a drowning of sorrows.  As I said I found it a tad tricky but very enjoyable and I hope you found it the same.
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ST 2958 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2958

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 1st July 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

The usual Sunday service – great fun, wonderful surface readings and the usual smattering of insertion clues

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