July 17, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2056

Toughie No 2056 by Excalibur

Hints and tips by Kitty

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


Hi, and welcome to another Toughie Tuesday brought to you by Excalibur, with your furry hinter here to help.  I didn’t find this too tricky but did enjoy the solve.… Continue reading

DT 28793

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28793

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty **** Enjoyment ****


Hello, everyone.  Just like last Tuesday, today we have a puzzle with seven anagrams.  But unlike last Tuesday, I did not find this to be a straightforward solve.  In fact, the grid fill and parsing took me longer than I've spent on a back-page puzzle for several months.  Motivated by that contrast and by the discussion last Tuesday about the differences between the initial comments and those coming in later, I've been wondering how many visitors to the site today will come here seeking help with some aspect of the puzzle, and how many will come here after completing the puzzle to see what other solvers thought of it.  Under the following spoiler box is a very simple survey that will give us the answer to that question.  If you've read this far, please take ten seconds to answer the single yes/no question and then press the Finish Survey button (you can also open the survey in a new window by clicking here).  If you want to add a comment but you aren't ready to delurk, you'll find a comment box hiding at the end of the hints.

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