November 23, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2131 with different spoilers

Toughie No 2131 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This post is a version of the regular Toughie 2131 post that is using a different approach to the spoilers.  Please leave a comment outlining your experience with these spoilers – did they work?, what platform are you using (machine, operating system and browser)? Continue reading

Toughie 2131

Toughie No 2131 by Elgar

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

This is Elgar’s 130th Telegraph Toughie, and that number features in a ghost theme. I did think that one-thirty sounded like a time, and I noticed the bottom row, but I had to phone a friend to put it all together (thanks Elgar).… Continue reading

DT 28904

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28904

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on yet another damp, misty morning.

I found today’s Giovanni to be quite challenging, with some of the bits of GK outside my comfort zone – the horse at 18d and the composer at 26a were both new to me.… Continue reading

DT 28899

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28899

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 17th November 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

 

Morning All! This puzzle was a slightly stiffer solver for a usual Saturday and all the better for it in my opinion.

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