June 19, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2248

Toughie No 2248 by Musaeus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

For the most part getting the answers is pretty straightforward here but in a few cases the synonyms required in the wordplay needed a bit of thought and in two clues (9a and 19d) I can’t come up with examples of how the synonyms work in practice so I’ll be grateful for suggestions.… Continue reading

DT 29081

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29081

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

We seem to have got rid of our wet, grey, winter weather for a while. At present we are having a spell of calm, clear, frosty days. The temperatures are a couple of degrees colder overnight but much more pleasant than dour and damp.

Jay had us working quite hard with this one. We were making no progress at our usual starting point in the NW so moved on to the NE and around the grid from there, finishing off where we normally begin. All good fun once again. Continue reading “DT 29081”