July 4, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2257

Toughie No 2257

Double, double toil and trouble by Firefly

Hints and tips by 2Kiwis

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

Kia ora from Aotearoa.

Bet you didn’t expect to see us back in the blogging chair quite so soon. Bufo was not available so we stepped up to review a Toughie for a change.

There’s a theme here that you’ll probably guess from the heading. A couple of new words for us and good fun all the way through.

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DT 29094

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29094

Hints and tips by pommers

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

Hola from a warm and sunny Los Alcázares. Our last clients went home early Tuesday morning and the next ones don’t arrive until this evening so pommette and I get a to have three day holiday. The only problem being that it’s been windy enough to blow a dog off its chain.  As to the crossword I’m certain it’s a RayT production and one I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble with.  There’s a few gimmes and some anagrams to give a good start but watch out for some quite clever bits of misdirection.  I really enjoyed it and thought it the best RayT for some time so have given it a fifth star.  However it might just be that I’m in an exceedingly good mood ‘cos I’m on hols. Continue reading “DT 29094”

ST 3009

Sunday Telegraph 3009

A full review by gnomethang

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This puzzle was published on 23rd June 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment ***

Morning All! This was a tad more difficult than recent Sunday puzzles but nothing that couldn’t be unravelled. Some fine surface readings added to the confusion which is always a good thing. Continue reading “ST 3009”