March 26, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2199

Toughie No 2199 by MynoT

Hints and tips by Kitty

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

 

Hello everyone.  I found this MynoT offering pleasant and easy-going: most went in like a dream, but I had a complete mental block at 2d, despite generous checking letters.

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DT 29008

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29008

Hints and tips by Mr K

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

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Tuesday.  Today we have a delightful crossword from the Telegraph Puzzles editor himself, who goes by Mister Ron here on the back page (not to be confused with the generic Mysteron or Mr Ron that we use for unknown setters).  I found lots of entertaining penny drop moments in this puzzle, in large part due to some skilful misdirection by our setter.  Lots of smiles means an above-average enjoyment rating.

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