January 15, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2159

Toughie No 2159 by Chalicea

Hints and tips by Kitty

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BD Rating  –  Difficulty * –  Enjoyment ****

 

Welcome everyone.  I like some Tuesday Toughies to be accessible to back page solvers, but can’t pretend that I found this of more than ** back-page difficulty.  Perhaps it was just the effect of concentrating properly on blog day, and I’ll get complaints about rating too low.  We’ll see!

That aside, there were still some nice “aha!” moments and plenty to make me smile, so I’m a happy solver.  I hope you are too. 

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DT 28948

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28948

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ****

 

Hello, everyone.  Today's puzzle takes the difficulty and the enjoyment up a notch from yesterday.  Which I suppose is just what we want on a Tuesday.  I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

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