August 16, 2019 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 2282

Toughie No 2282 by proXimal

Hints and tips by Dutch

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

Fair, not overly difficult and enjoyable puzzle from proXimal today. I started with 8a and worked systematically anti-clockwise, giving me the illusion of being in control.

Many thanks Tilsit for looking after last Friday’s toughie

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DT 29131

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29131

Hints and tips by LetterboxRoy

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

Please welcome LetterboxRoy who, as a special guest author, has stepped in to deputise for Deep Threat.  BD


Hello everyone. Deep Threat is away today so I am helping out.

A relatively gentle puzzle for a Friday, only 16d & 27a needed checking but all the answers today are clearly clued and there are no obscure answers or references. Continue reading “DT 29131”

DT 29126

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29126

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 10th August 2019

BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ***

A nice Saturday Prize Puzzle

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Across

1a    Corrupt time-traveller’s machine detained in station (10)
BASTARDISE – TARDIS (time-traveller’s machine) ‘detained’ or inserted in BASE (station)

6a    Block of wood incorporating new pine (4)
LONG – LOG (block of wood) ‘incorporating’ N (new)

9a    Caught on boundary?… Continue reading