February 1, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2170

Toughie No 2170 by Osmosis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

As usual, we have a meticulously-clued pangram from Osmosis, with smooth surfaces elegantly combining definition and wordplay. My own solving experience didn’t go that well: when I eventually submitted online, I saw I had 6 errors but the bit that highlights where they are flashed past and I missed it.… Continue reading

DT 28963

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28963

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a cold but not snowy morning. It was good to meet some of you at the Birthday Bash on Saturday, though my late arrival meant that I missed a good many of you.… Continue reading

DT 28958

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28958

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment **

You can always tell when it is the turn of this particular Saturday Mysteron to provide the Prize Puzzle as every single bit of the space provided in the newspaper is filled up by his clues as was the case this week too (Mr CS having bought the paper after dropping me at the station).… Continue reading