February 6, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2172

Toughie No 2172 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Gazza

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I found this to be about standard in terms of difficulty for a midweek Toughie. It has lots of bits of wordplay (especially insertions and truncations) but with no cryptic definitions or double definitions – so the puzzle did seem to be a bit short on variety.… Continue reading

DT 28967

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28967

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Today is Waitangi Day, a public holiday in New Zealand. On 6th February 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi, now recognised as the nation’s founding document, was signed at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands in the far north of our country.… Continue reading