Toughie 2277

Toughie No 2277 by Zandio

Hints and tips by Bufo

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

Thanks to our publican and dankeschön to our German correspondent for covering the past two Thursdays while I was otherwise occupied. I have been looking forward to my first battle with a Zandio puzzle. Continue reading “Toughie 2277”

DT 29124

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29124

Hints and tips by Kath

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BD Rating — Difficulty ****Enjoyment ****

Hello everyone. Hmmm – I’m not sure if it’s one of those ‘just me’ days or if this really was tricky. For two reasons I’m almost certain that it’s by proXimal – the first is that, as far as I know, his main trademark when setting is that it’s a pangram apart from the letter X (which it is) and the second is that I always find him really difficult (which I did!)

In the hints the definitions are underlined and the actual answer is hidden under ANSWER.… Continue reading >

ST 3014

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3014

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 28th July 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Another ‘just right for Sunday’ crossword – I particularly liked 11a and 22a – but I have to wonder whether twelve clues requiring you to insert something into something else is probably  too many.… Continue reading >