December 6, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2138 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2138 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I’m back on familiar territory this week with a Beam puzzle that shows all of his usual trademarks. It was finished reasonably quickly. I did have some problems on the right-hand side but these were mostly self-inflicted.… Continue reading >

DT 28915 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28915

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, for the second week running. Since last week, the weather has turned a bit colder and the skies a bit more grey. A construction crew has been working on our street since July replacing the existing storm sewer with a much larger one — not for our benefit but to carry the runoff from a neighbouring community.… Continue reading >

ST 2979 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2979

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 25th November 2018

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

The second Dada Sunday Prize Puzzle had some of his humour but was still, in my view, more suited to a weekday Toughie spot – my time would indicate a 4* difficulty if I was solving a weekday Toughie, but I think for a Sunday crossword, it should be rated as 5*.… Continue reading >