Toughie 2272

Toughie No 2272 by Musaeus

Hints and tips by Gazza

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BD Rating – Difficulty ***Enjoyment **

I thought that this was rather a strange puzzle – we have four 5-letter words at the centre, each with only one unchecked letter and we have no less than twelve of those 4-letter words usually referred to as ‘pesky’.… Continue reading >

DT 29117

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29117

Hints and tips by Stuart Nash

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

Thanks to Miffypops and the 2Kiwis for swapping days.  This enabled me to attend the funeral of my best mate Pete, who passed away earlier this month just a week short of his 74th birthday.  I had to leave at 6:00 am in order to get to the crematorium in time, and made it just in time for the 9:30 am service.  BD


When solving this I smiled at several of the images suggested formed by consecutive answers. 1ac and 5ac for example. 9 and 11 ac. 22 and 23ac. 16 an 19d. 14and 10d. As usual Jay has come up trumps with a superb puzzle which I thought was a tad harder than those of the previous two days. Continue reading “DT 29117”