June 25, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2251 ~ Posted on

Toughie No 2251 by Donnybrook

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

As usual, Donnybrook teases and tantalises. There’s a lot to enjoy in this puzzle, and the words which were new to me were clued fairly. Favourite clue is a dead heat between 16 Down, which took a while to parse, and 19 Down, with its brilliantly conceived definition.… Continue reading >

DT 29086 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29086

Hints and tips by Mr K

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BD Rating  -  Difficulty *** Enjoyment ***

 

Hello, everyone.  While today's grid fill proceeded smoothly for me, I did have to check a couple of answers and ponder the last parse. So, the puzzle ended up feeling about average for difficulty.  I look forward to reading what everyone out there thought of it.  I also look forward to hearing from the setter if they happen to be reading.

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