May 9, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2225

Toughie No 2225 by Kcit

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

An enjoyable puzzle that was possibly a tad more challenging than the average Kcit puzzle. Continue reading “Toughie 2225”

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DT 29046

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29046

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from the Vega Baja where summer has arrived for a few days at least.  Nearly 30°C yesterday and going to be hotter today apparently.  For mid-May that’ a big “phew”.
Anyway, to the puzzle.  This one has to be a RayT as all the signs are there, including some stretched synonyms that are just about this side of breaking point.  Overall I thought it was a tricky little rascal and nearly went for **** difficulty but there are a few gimmes and two long anagrams to give plenty of checkers so it worked out OK in the end.  I quite enjoyed the tussle though and I’ll be interested to see what you all reckon to it.
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ST 3001

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3001

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 28th April 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ***

Morning All!

Particularly straightforward, mainly because of so many repetitive clue types.

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