Toughie 2218

Toughie No 2218 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Congratulations Sparks! (see Nina). Time to open a couple of Spanish wines. It took a short while to get into this puzzle but it soon flowed smoothly.

Definitions are underlined as usual.… Continue reading >

DT 29035

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29035

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs where the sun is trying to break through the early morning cloud.

Today’s Giovanni took me a little longer than some of the puzzles I have blogged recently, but as always the wordplay enables the solver to get to the more obscure answers.… Continue reading >

DT 29030

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29030

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 20th April 2019

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

I quite enjoyed solving this –  I wasn’t even put off the solving process by three separate emails from a certain pub landlord about three of the clues – but then as I typed the review, I did find that, on many occasions, if I wasn’t sorting out an anagram, I seemed to be inserting something into something else, and in one case, inserting something into an anagram.… Continue reading >