Toughie 2254

Toughie No 2254 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Beautiful clueing by proXimal. After some initial staring at the grid, I found a foothold after which I progressed at a reasonable pace. No obscurities, thank you setter, though I hadn’t heard of the valley (21d)

Identifying the definition in the clue is half the battle.… Continue reading >

DT 29089

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29089

Hints and tips by Deep Threat

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Good morning from South Staffs, where the sun is breaking through early morning cloud and a warm day is in prospect.

There were a couple of, I thought, rather stretched synonyms in today’s Giovanni, and some interesting all-in-one clues, which stretched my solving time towards *** difficulty.… Continue reading >

DT 29084

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29084

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 22nd June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ****Enjoyment *

Another Prize Puzzle from our ‘wordy’ setter which I solved while a Grandpa/Grandson light sabre fight was going on around me.… Continue reading >