Toughie 2238

Toughie No 2238 by Artix

Hints and tips by Big Dave

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

How nice it was to get my hands on a real Toughie, not one of those fluffy offerings found in the early part of each week. Too many excellent clues to pick out a favourite

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DT 29065

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29065

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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

Bonjour from Chateau de l’Epervière at Gigny-sur-Saône, on the last Friday of our stay.

I didn’t find today’s Giovanni as difficult as last week, though I did have a bit of a hold-up in the NW corner.… Continue reading >

DT 29060

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29060

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 25th May 2019

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

A very difficult solve –it took me twice as long as an extremely ‘hard’ backpager so I’d really like to award it 8* for difficulty.   Continue reading “DT 29060”

Toughie 2237

Toughie No 2237 by Beam

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

I was bang on the wavelength and stormed through this until there were only 2 or 3 remaining. Then I stalled. I managed to fill in words that fitted but then had trouble justifying a couple of them (7 across and 6 down).… Continue reading >

DT 29064

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29064

Hints and tips by pommers

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Hola from the Vega Baja on a bright and sunny morning.  I’m not certain who today’s setter is but I suspect it’s proXimal the X-man because we have here a pangram apart from it’s missing an X.  I thought it a tad on the tricky side, especially the NW corner, but it was the usual quality entertainment.
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ST 3004

Sunday Telegraph 3004

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 19th May 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! I think that the difficulty level was about right and many clues improved, as I found, when you look to parse them correctly. There were a few that were elusive even though the answer was known.

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Toughie 2236

Toughie No 2236 by Samuel

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

There’s nothing too tricky in this enjoyable puzzle, although I’m not sure that I’ve fully understood 3d.

Thanks to Samuel for a fun puzzle.

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DT 29063

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29063

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We’re ‘girding our loins’ for an invasion tomorrow. 15yr old granddaughter Alice is bringing six of her school friends to stay at our place for a couple of days. They won’t actually be staying in our house but in a holiday bach on the property and plan to be fully self-catering.… Continue reading >