October 5, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2103 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2103 by Elkamere

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

To end the week, we have another highly enjoyable puzzle with Elkamere’s trademark concise clueing, witty surfaces and precise and entertaining wordplay. I used to say I don’t know how he does it.… Continue reading >

DT 28862 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28862

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs as the sun struggles to break through the early cloud.

Some nice anagrams to get you started on today’s Giovanni, and one old chestnut resurrected from the past, which may give newer solvers pause for thought.… Continue reading >

DT 28857 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28857

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 29th September 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Back to the trickier end of the Saturday spectrum, well I thought so anyway. I ended up a bit grumpy when I finished, to the extent that when I submitted my solved grid on line, I rated it as ‘irritating’.… Continue reading >