July 25, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2269

Toughie No 2269 by Beam
A Prime Number For A Prime Puzzle
Hints and tips by Shaft

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

Some years ago I spent about three weeks struggling through a Beam Toughie ending up with one unsolved clue of four letters with two checkers. I puzzled over that clue several times a day for many weeks. In desperation I typed the clue into Google and found Big Dave’s Crossword Blog. I would never have thought that one day I would write the hints for a Beam toughie. Well that day has arrived and it is thanks to Big Dave and his team of bloggers that I can sit here confidently writing these hints and tips. Continue reading “Toughie 2269”

DT 29112

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29112

Hints and tips by Falcon

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

Greetings from Ottawa, where a cold, wet spring has given way to a hot, steamy summer. To cite Billy Wilder, “Some Like It Hot” and for those like myself who do, July has been ideal.… Continue reading

ST 3012

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3012

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 14th July 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Some nice surface readings in this Dada Sunday offering.   However, I did seem to be doing quite a lot of removing a letter from the end of something.… Continue reading