November 2, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2119

Toughie No 2119 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello and Happy Friday!  Dutch’s generosity means I have the pleasure today of blogging a lovely puzzle by one of my favourite setters.  I don’t know if this was Notabilis in gentler mode or if I’ve just regained the ability to solve crosswords at a little faster than a slow snail’s pace, but I didn’t have too much trouble at all.  Most unusual.  I did have all the expected fun along the way.… Continue reading

DT 28886

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28886

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from Sheriff Hutton in North Yorkshire, where we’re visiting family, and a cold and frosty morning it is.

The usual Friday fare from Giovanni, with well constructed clues leading to the answer even if it is a slightly uncommon word.… Continue reading

DT 28881

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28881

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 27th October 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

A straightforward Saturday Prize Puzzle, possibly because of all the anagrams, with lots to make one smile.

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