October 16, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2108

Toughie No 2108 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hi all.  We have today a frisky puzzle by a setter who is always entertaining and who manages to maintain an impressive output.  Everything slid in smoothly in the bottom, but I had trouble finishing off a stiff handful further up.  Once over, I couldn’t really see why the end part had occupied me for so long.… Continue reading

DT 28871

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28871

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***

Hello, everyone.  Yesterday saw the debut of a new addition to the roster of Telegraph Cryptic setters.  But there is little doubt that today’s fine effort is the work of one of our Tuesday regulars, because the Quick Crossword uses a signature device that we have seen at least six times before (in Quick Crosswords 27943, 28158, 28282, 28354, 28506, and 28775). 

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