February 8, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2174

Toughie No 2174 by Notabilis

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Well, who else swore at the puzzle for stupidly including the same clue twice? All is explained by the Nina. Notabilis is being rather clever again, making for a top quality and highly enjoyable puzzle.… Continue reading

DT 28969

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28969

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs on a wild and windy day.

Giovanni is in a more ecclesiastical mode today, which will no doubt displease the more intolerant secularists among the commentariat, but there is no particular difficulty with the puzzle.… Continue reading

DT28964

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28964

A full review by crypticsue

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BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

A fairly typical Saturday Prize Puzzle – lots of anagrams and lurkers, with a couple of clues to make the solver smile

If you want to see what people thought of this crossword on the day of publication, then look here:  http://bigdave44.com/2019/02/02/dt-28964-hints/

Across

1a    Game commander advanced position (10)
BRIDGEHEAD – BRIDGE (game) HEAD (commander)

6a    Fellow feeling secure?Continue reading