November 30, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2135 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2135 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

A beautiful sunny day in Macclesfield. The puppies have shredded some paperwork; optimistically, I shrug it off as unimportant. Not sure why my wife bought a shredder. Sparks gives us a lovely pangram today, which helped me with 5d.… Continue reading

DT 28910 ~ Posted on

 

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28910

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where, for a change, we have a sunny start to the day.

Apart from the minor technical glitch which affected 9d when I first solved the puzzle on the website just after it had been published last night, this was a reasonably straightforward Giovanni, with the usual inclusion of some GK and the odd unusual word, but entirely secular, so that delicate souls like Brian won’t be ‘offended’ by references to religion.… Continue reading

DT 28905 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28905

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 24th November 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

This extremely gentle Saturday Prize Puzzle marks the very accomplished debut DT crossword of a new young lady setter – which has to be a good thing for Crosswordland as we need more female setters.… Continue reading