November 20, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2128

Toughie No 2128 by Dada

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty */** Enjoyment ***/****


Hi everyone.  We have another puzzle from a setter who can write these things almost faster than I can solve them.  It took me a little while to get into this but then things flowed.  As always, plenty to enjoy.

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DT 28901

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28901

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***


Hello, everyone, and welcome to another Tuesday back-page blog.  I'm expecting that today we won't have too many solvers reporting that they found the puzzle unreasonably hard or unreasonably easy.  I thought this crossword is just what a Tuesday calls for – accurate definitions, solid and fair wordplay, smooth surfaces, and quite a few smiles along the way.

BD and I modified the site overnight in hopes of fixing the caching problem that required pages to be manually reloaded to see the latest updates.  After clearing the cache on your browser, you will hopefully find that clicking on a link or entering a site URL in the browser address box delivers the latest version of the page.  It's possible that these changes have also fixed the issue with spoilers.  So, if (1) you have been seeing spoiler buttons appear as grey vertical lines, and (2) after clearing your browser cache you see the latest version of pages without a manual refresh, please report how the spoiler buttons in this blog appear now.  If they are not appearing as clickable buttons, details of the computer/tablet/phone and browser you're using would be helpful.

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