July 26, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2062

Toughie No 2062 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

What a difference a week makes! Last Thursday it was a marathon over rough terrain, today it’s the gentlest of strolls in the park

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Nuala Considine (Excalibur)

Updated 30th July 2018


Chris Lancaster posted the following tribute on Facebook:

“Sadly, Nuala Considine passed away earlier this week, aged 90.

“Nuala had her first crossword published in the Irish Times in 1946, and carried on compiling until the time of her death, so was a professional compiler for 72 years.

“She compiled for many national newspapers, and had her first puzzle published in the Telegraph in 1986.… Continue reading

ST 2960

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2960

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 15th July 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Morning All! As usual a thoroughly enjoyable puzzle with some stand out clues (my favourite being the &Lit).

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DT 28801

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28801

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, where a month-long drought has been brought to an end by several days of record-setting rains — a downpour of near Biblical proportions. The good news is that the rains appear to have passed and the coming weekend is shaping up to be warm and sunny.… Continue reading