September 7, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2087

Toughie No 2087 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

 

A high quality pangram from Osmosis today, meticulously clued with many outstanding surfaces — which, as so often happens, I appreciated all the more the second time around when writing the blog.… Continue reading

DT 28838

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28838

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a fine morning.

Giovanni told us last week that he was taking a break during September, and I don’t think this is one of his, though the assumption of familiarity with Scripture at 19a and 22d is rather like him.… Continue reading

DT 28833

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28833

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 1st September 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A mix of the usual ‘helpful’ Saturday prize puzzle type clues – well they do want a lot of entries for the 18a – and a few to make you think – the clues I particularly liked were all in the Downs, the two underwear-related ones and dear old Ernie

Please leave a comment telling us what you thought.… Continue reading