November 1, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2118

Toughie No 2118 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

There was nothing too arduous today and there were plenty of anagrams to aid progress.

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DT 28885

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28885

Hints and tips by pomagne

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

Hola from the Vega Baja from where today’s hints are brought to you by an effervescent amalgamation of pommers and Jane, with just a touch of gravity as the job in hand demands.  The technical stuff has been done by pommers and the very good review written by Jane so here it is . . .

A bubbly Good Morning to everyone and welcome to what has to be a Mr T puzzle – the word count is spot on (if we allow him to count the shortened form of ‘he is’ as a single word!) and one of his favourite leading ladies puts in an appearance.   I guess that the other one is busy overseeing the redecoration of the royal nursery.   Sadly, we seem to be a bit light on innuendo today but there is still a splash of those definitions that might have you seeking confirmation from the Big Red Book. Continue reading “DT 28885”

ST 2974

Sunday Telegraph No 2974

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 21st October 2018

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

This was a tricky crossword and no mistake. As is usual with a Sunday puzzle, explaining the clues once you have solved them is a much easier process

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