December 19, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2145

Toughie No 2145 by Petitjean

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

If we need a ‘mad hat’ for most Petitjean Toughies then we certainly need an even wackier one for today’s puzzle. Clue after clue are testament to his unique sense of humour and the whole thing is most enjoyable.… Continue reading

DT 28926

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28926

Hints and tips by KiwiColin

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Carol is away on grandparent duties again so a lone Kiwi blogger today.
The pohutukawa trees have now joined the flax plants by producing masses of brilliant red flowers.  A definite sign that Christmas is not far away.

I found this Jay puzzle quite tricky, especially in the bottom half, and good fun as ever. … Continue reading