November 22, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2130

Toughie No 2130 by Firefly

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

I’m pushed for time today so I was glad that solving this puzzle didn’t detain me long. It helps to know your phonetic alphabet today

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DT 28903

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28903

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ***Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. What with one thing and another it’s been a long time since I did the hints – thanks to those who have taken over at short notice when it’s been impossible for me.… Continue reading

ST 2977

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2977

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 11th November 2018

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

Morning All! This is the review of the final Sunday Prize Puzzle to be set by Brian Greer/Virgilius (in case you missed his post on the day of the puzzle). I found this blog, if I recall correctly, just before he took over from the late Nuala Considine in the Sunday slot so he has been a constant Sunday companion to me in my crossword endeavours and his input will be sadly missed from the Telegraph in my opinion.
This was a classic puzzle of his – some very simple but elegant clues with superb surface readings and all very accessible. There are four clues that I have highlighted that fit the finale theme.

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