October 4, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2102

Toughie No 2102 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A not too difficult and immensely enjoyable puzzle from Micawber. Every clue is a delight. Today, I’m standing in for Bufo the magician (now you see him, now you don’t) – so apologies if I don’t live up to Bufo’s usual concise clarity (though you might get some illustrations).… Continue reading

ST 2970

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2970

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 23rd September 2018

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

A perfect crossword to cheer up a very wet and windy morning. Wonderful surface readings and clever clues – the half a point deduction from enjoyment was because I found quite a lot of anagrams and insertions when typing the review.… Continue reading

DT 28861

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28861

Hints and tips by Falcon

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Greetings from Ottawa where life is getting back to normal following the six tornadoes which hit the city and surrounding area on September 21. I was lucky in that I had nary a feather ruffled but one of the tornadoes came a bit too close for comfort — passing within a couple of hundred feet of my house.… Continue reading