January 1, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2151

Toughie No 2151 by Musaeus

Hints and tips by Kitty

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


Many happy returns of the New Year!

Yes, we’ve made it to the new year, which looks rather like the old one so far, but who knows how it will pan out?  I hope 2019 brings all you lovely people exactly what you desire, and comfort where that doesn’t prove possible.

Perhaps our editor has made a resolution that in 2019 Toughies should live up to their name, because for me this one certainly did.  It could be that I’m just jaded after a hot date* last night.  How was it for you?

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DT 28936

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28936

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty ** Enjoyment ***


Hello everyone, and welcome to 2019.  Happy New Year!  This first puzzle of the year is a good one.  Not too taxing, but sprinkled with smiles and sparkles.  If the creator of this fine puzzle is reading, we'd love to hear from you in the comments below.

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