March 21, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2197 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2197 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Bufo is hors de combat this week so you’ve been landed with a double dose of me (and I’ve been given the cherished opportunity to blog a Micawber puzzle).… Continue reading >

DT 29004 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29004

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja where spring must have sprung because the swallows have returned from their winter vacation. Hopefully they will have brought some good weather with them.
I’m not sure what to make of this puzzle. I started off in fine style with eight of the acrosses and then ten of the downs so was thinking it was going to be a breeze but after that it was a bit like running into a brick wall.  Still, I got there in the end with a few penny drops and a bit more damage to the tea tray.  I’ll be interested to hear what you thought of it.
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ST 2994 ~ Posted on

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2994

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 10th March 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Dada provides the sort of trickier Sunday offering that I’d also be thrilled to find when he appears in the middle of the paper on a Tuesday.… Continue reading >