November 13, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2124

Toughie No 2124 by Warbler

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***


Hello!  We haven’t seen Warbler since the beginning of September, and it’s very nice to see her back.  I found this mostly of back page difficulty, but was held up at the end by a couple.… Continue reading

DT 28895

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28895

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***


Hello, everyone.  Our Telegraph Puzzles Editor Chris Lancaster informed us yesterday that the back-page setting roster is being rearranged to allow John Halpern (Dada, Paul, Muss, Punk) to take over the Sunday slot just vacated by Brian Geer (Virgilius, Brendan, Jed).  As a result, the main Tuesday setter (who I'm not sure I'm allowed to name but see FAQ #28 if you're curious) will move to Monday, and Tuesday puzzles will be set by a cast of Mysterons with puzzles from Chris Lancaster "appearing on Tuesdays on a fairly regular basis".  If this is indeed my last Tuesday blogging under the old arrangement, I must thank the outgoing Tuesday setters for consistently providing excellent puzzles that I've found enjoyable and entertaining to solve and to blog.  I shall be paying special attention to the Monday Quickies from now on to see what trickiness might be lurking within those grids.

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