Toughie 2246

Toughie No 2246 by Sparks

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Sparks caught me out on a few bits of general knowledge today. It took me 3* time to fill the grid, but a little longer to parse 3d, 12a & 13a, hence the extra star.… Continue reading >

DT 29077

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29077

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from soggy South Staffs, where the rain continues to fall.

I found today’s Giovanni to be quite tricky, the top half in particular taking some time to crack, with 7d the last one in.… Continue reading >

DT 29072

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29072

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 8th June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

If I have ‘guessed the setter’ correctly, then this Saturday puzzle was a lot easier to solve than all of  their previous ones – I certainly ended up less grumpy this time, although fairly confused by my last one in, 6a.… Continue reading >