September 4, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2084

Toughie No 2084 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ***

 

Welcome everybody.  Warbler is very much a gateway drug to Toughies, and to anyone who normally stays on the back page, I say: do come over here and try this.  You’ll like it.  It’s not at all addictive.  (One or two of the previous statements may contain traces of lie.)

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DT 28835

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28835

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome.  Today we have a fine puzzle with nothing super tricky in the wordplay and with smooth surfaces that produced quite a few smiles during the solve.  Just what we want on a Tuesday.

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